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boot problems... tested everything...

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#1 FishTheRipper


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Posted 06 February 2009 - 02:29 PM

we had a power outage a week ago...
When I plug the power supply in, it starts up without needing to press the power switch...
and then in about 5 seconds... shuts down without warning...
there is no connection to the monitor... keyboard, IDE, SATA, CPU fan... everything powers properly for the few seconds that the power is on.

I jumped the power supply... it's fine... tested the ram in another system... it's fine as well...

I'm hoping it isn't the mainboard... looking for other possible tests before I start ripping things apart... I was thinking it could be the switch itself...

fairly new Athlon 64 X2... with an ECS GeForce6 mainboard...

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#2 Sneakycyber


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Posted 06 February 2009 - 05:29 PM

You can test the switch by turning the computer on and then pulling the cable that runs to the switch if there is a problem the computer should stay on with the switch unplugged. If this doesn't work you should have your processor tested just to make sure your not throwing in a new MB when your processor is dead. Given ECS's track record on this site I bet its the MB.
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Posted 06 February 2009 - 05:30 PM

Try using another motherboard to test the PSU.

Tell me how that goes.
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