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Changed case, now it restarts sometimes

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#1 Sylt


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Posted 02 December 2011 - 07:06 PM

I recently switched to a larger case, and a new heatsink.

Shortly thereafter, it would restart when I lightly dusted it with a Swiffer, or if I gently step on the ground beside it.

Now here's the weird part, I can't make it happen when I try to. It would restart, then I would stomp on the ground and shake the case, and nothing.

And sometimes I can't even turn it on after shutting it for the night. It doesn't POST, and the fans go at 100% every ten seconds until I flip the switch.

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#2 the_patriot11


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Posted 02 December 2011 - 07:34 PM

I would take it apart, and make sure that you dont have any screws dropped down between the motherboard and the motherboard tray that could be coming in contact, or that none of the heatsink parts are coming in contact with the tray. The only thing that should be touching both the motherboard tray and the motherboard, are the standoffs that were included in the case. Thats where I would start anyway.



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