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Old 10-24-2005, 10:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When I shut down my computer for some reason the ethernet light on my motherboard stays on next to the jack. When I flip the switch on my PSU it turns off after a few seconds, and when I filp it back on it stays off. Is this a problem? And if so, is it a problem with the PSU?

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Old 10-24-2005, 11:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I dont think it will hurt anything.
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Old 10-25-2005, 12:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Is the RJ-45 cable in the socket when the light is on? Because if so it usually stays on if something is plugged in..
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Old 10-25-2005, 04:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Your motherboard may still be supplying power to your ethernet adaptor because your BIOS might be set to enable boot from ethernet (network).

I'd check your BIOS settings.
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i was going to say what the 2 previous posters said . it's either due to the presence of a network cable or BIOS "power-on" settings.
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Old 10-25-2005, 10:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Okay, thanks. Next time I start my computer I will check the BIOS and report back. As long as it doesn't hurt anything I am fine with it.
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It might be called Wake on LAN in the BIOS.
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Old 10-26-2005, 03:34 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Yeah, those lights stay on on all motherboards. It's showing that it's powered.
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Old 10-27-2005, 01:37 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Ah, you are right. I went into the BIOS and 'wake on lan' was enabled. I guess I have never noticed on other computers since most of ours have wireless.

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my light stays on, and so do the USB ports, my light up keyboard stayed on after i shut down
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