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Old 02-02-2007, 11:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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After turning my PC off, sometimes it won't turn on again when I press the power up button, the usual scenario being I turn it off at night, and come to it in the morning. As far as I can see, the motherboard power light is on inside the case.

However, if I remove the power cable, wait a few secs then plug it in again, it all boots fine no problems..

Any ideas as to what might be causing it? I would guess the PSU, but I couldn't explain why!
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i am assuming you have reseated all the cables in the case.. mobo power cable and mobo power switch?
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Sorry, what do you mean by "reseated"? I haven't changed the config of the cables since I built the PC if thats what you mean..
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reseated, usually means with cards, sorry. Have you unplugged all the cables and plugged them back in to make sure they are all making ocntact?

Heat\cool\heat\cool... in a case this causes thermal creap over a long period of time, sometimes
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Old 02-02-2007, 05:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'll try that cheers, could well be whats causing it. I'm thinking of getting a new PSU anyways, this ones getting a bit unreliable, plus I've just got another monitor.

Cheers for the help!
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