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Old 04-28-2012, 08:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question New HTPC build powers down after a few seconds....

I would appreciate any help on this matter....I've just put together a HTPC, but unfortunately although it powers on OK, it powers off after only a few seconds. I have a list of parts, but is there something obvious that I am missing?

It seems as though the PC is powering down as a fail-safe, but I can't think what might cause it to do so...

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Does it make it/through POST? Do you have a mobo speaker in it (to hear the BIOS beep codes if it gives one)?


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Old 04-28-2012, 02:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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NO Mobo speaker ... on the advice of one of the many people who knows better than me, I disconnected everything, placed the motherboard on a workbench, and tried connecting another power supply (Rosewill 400W), and to another outlet (it was going through a cheap surge protector initially). No change. System still powers down (although after a longer time, so we're getting somewhere!)
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