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Old 06-11-2007, 02:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello folks,

I purchased an Antec Sonata II about 10 months ago and up until recently, everything has been working great. However, I went to turn on my computer this morning and nothing happened when I pressed the power switch. After unplugging the power cords, turning off the PS switch, plugging everything back in and pressing the power switch, I was able to get it to boot up after several tries.

Since my computer seemed to be working fine once I was able to boot up, I'm assuming it's my power switch going bad. However, I have been looking around on the internet and I've seen a whole lot of reviews on this case that say the Sonata II has a junk PS. I'm wondering if anyone here might be able to tell me if this problem sounds like a PS problem or if it's just a bad power switch. I have seen a few forum posts from people complaining about a bad power switch, so I'm hoping that's the case. If it is a bad power switch and anyone here knows how to fix it/where to get a new one, I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks,

Benjamin
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Old 06-11-2007, 05:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Antec Sonata II Power Problem:

Well what you could do is trouble shoot first install a new power switch and if that doesn't work get a new psu. I recommend a Seasonic, trust me they may be pricey but they make up for it in real good reliability and quality. As for the power switch ill get back to you on that.
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Old 06-12-2007, 12:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Antec Sonata II Power Problem:

Hey,

Thanks for the reply. No need to get back to me; it was definitely the power switch. When I got home last night, I swapped out the power switch wires with the reset button's wires. The button is a little small, but it works like a charm.

However, if and when my PS goes bad, I'll definitely look into Seasonic.

Thanks,

Benjamin
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Old 06-12-2007, 05:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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alright no problem, and good luck.
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