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Old 06-07-2007, 08:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My pc restarts if it is nudged or moved slightly. I have a Thermaltake soprano DX case and the heavy door also causes it. OH ya, and if i open my disc drive. it restarts .

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Old 06-07-2007, 09:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like a problem with the PSU can you put a old / spare one in it and see if the problem continues.
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Yeah, to me it sounds like you have a loose connection somewhere..
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Whats the best way to diagnose a loose cable without anything tedious?
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I'd have to say just open your PC, and make sure all of the connectors are pushed down onto the mobo tightly/making contact. You should also try what Chris said, if there's no loose connections. Swap out for a different PSU, and see if that's the problem.
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The loose connection might not even be in the plugs... could be between components on the inside or the wires themselves... but give another PSU a try.
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I've had two cases for this... the first was actually a USB plug on the motherboard. Something was touching that shorted it out (didn't care to mess with it as I had five extra, hah, so ). Then there was a friend who put his motherboard on with no buffer from the case. It worked amazingly enough, but the slightest movement caused a reset (I wonder why ). So keep an eye out on the various metallic components, as those could be the cause (they get mad easily, when touched improperly).
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