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Old 02-02-2008, 10:59 PM   #1
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trouble powering up box, bad mobo?


Hello All,

I have over the past several weeks been experiencing a problem where a PC starts to power up and then stops.

More precisely, then power supply and cpu fans start up but in a couple
seconds stopt, I can not power up again until I first shut off power at the power point and then turn it on again. Usually it takes one or two tries but this morning it was more like twenty before it the PC powered up, stayed on and the system booted

I have never come across this kind of a problem before and am hoping that someone else might have and can tell me whether or not my mobo is terminal. I had not planned on upgrading for awhile and would rather not have this as an excuse to do so.
 
Old 02-02-2008, 11:05 PM   #2
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Suspect #1 - PSU.
 
Old 02-02-2008, 11:52 PM   #3
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I'm guessing there'd be no way to test this short of putting another power supply in the box.
 
Old 02-02-2008, 11:55 PM   #4
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Well, you can buy one of those PSU testers, cost around $25 at newegg.
 
Old 02-03-2008, 12:10 AM   #5
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If its Intel MoBo; then AFAIK, the problem lies with the MoBo.
 
Old 02-03-2008, 02:18 AM   #6
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It's a Gigabyte for socket A AMD cpu's. Everything's running fine and its fast enough for what I do including DVB-T and processing videos.

I think I have an ATX PSU in a box at work that's being scrapped. Just a little time to switch it over into this case.

If I'm going to buy a new mobo it'd go in this case anyway. Time to track down go to and buy a PSU tester here in Melbourne is probably greater than switching PSU's
 
Old 02-03-2008, 01:06 PM   #7
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It was the PSU.

This AM the box wouldn't even turn over so I swapped over the PSU from the file server and it fired right up.
 
  


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