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PC turning off for a little bit then turning back on at Startup?

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#1 Wizard_1


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 03:30 PM

Hello there,


I just bought a new gaming computer and it is having a few issue's.  It turns off for a few seconds right at startup, then turns on again.  I have troubleshooted this issue for a while.  I have come to the point where there is nothing plugged in to the system except the mother board, the power supply and the power switch.  I am not sure what to do at this point.  Do I Get a new Power Supply, a new power switch or a new mother board.  If anyone has any suggestions that would be great.  Oh yea.  The entire time this is happening nothing will be displayed on a monitor.  



Dustin Moss

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Edited by hamluis, 17 April 2017 - 05:03 PM.
Moved from System Building to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.

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#2 MDD1963


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 08:06 PM

Unfortunately, either PSU or mainboard could be at fault, assuming there are no shorts underneath the mainboard pertaining to mainboard standoffs, spilled conductive thermal compound, bent MB pins, etc..) .. (However, a power switch is very unlikly, as it merely shorts two pins on the mainboard momentarily to tell the mainboard to apply power)


Certainly, putting in a known good PSU is easiest, and, usually least expensive...


(you must have one functional stick of RAM installed in the required slot, of course)

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#3 stebbinsd


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 04:31 PM

It absolutely is NOT the power switch. As you can see from this tutorial ... 



... you don't even technically need the power button at all!

My current build:


Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P
Processor: AMD FX-8350
RAM: 16GB (2x8GB DDR3)
Video Card: Geforce GTX 1070ti

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate

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