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#1 Wee

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 03:34 PM

Built a comp with some spare parts I had lying around: AMD sempron 2600, Seagate 120 GB HD, 512 MB kingston 3200 memory, 380 Watt Raidmax PSU, ATI 9200 GPU............Reinstalled fresh copy of windows, worked fine for a couple days.........then yesterday the comp reset while just sitting on the desktop. It loaded back up until the log-in screen then reset again.......Did this 3 more times......I shut down. Waited a couple minutes turned back on and it started ok.............a minuted later reset again.....I was like wtf.......I opened the cover and touched the HD and got a little shock.....I was again like wtf......so I turned off, unplugged and touched the inside frame with a screwdriver.......again shocked. So I moved some cables around thinking something was grounding........removed both side panels checked for loose screws and such but it still resets and I still get shocked.........So something must be touching something that it should not, right??? I have a couple of old cases lying around and am thinking about removing the componets and trying again......Any ideas b4 I do that?? Thanks in advance for any help !!

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 03:46 PM

Before putting the stuff in another case try starting the machine with the motherboard just lying on a non-conductive surface. If everything works fine then, you'll know there was a short causing the problem.
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