Re: Strange boot probelm
Big bump! Right, this is still a problem for me, and I'm now on my knees begging for help. I've spent so much time and money on this it's becoming farcical in a really depressing way.
I've sent the motherboard back under warranty 3 times. The first time it went to the seller they did a BIOS repair and sent it back, still had the problem. The second time I sent it to them they said it was not broken and sent it back. I then took it to a local computer technician, who replicated the problem by trying entirely different components with the MOBO and found the problem did not occur, and when all my other components were put on a different MOBO it worked fine, so he concluded it was absolutely the MOBO. I then sent it back to the manufacturer who did a BIOS update, but it still didn't fix it. I then gave up on the warranty service thinking they were fobbing me off, and bought a whole new MOBO and... the problem recurs!
The issue is intermittent. Some mornings it turns on fine, some mornings it takes a few attempts at swtiching it on and off, and for a couple of weeks it wouldn't turn on at all. It's also guarenteed to move into this 'half-on' state if I leave the computer inactive for a few hours. I have myself tried unplugging everything except the mobo, cpu and ram, so I assume it has to be one of these, but then the technician claims to have tested each of these as well.
When the problem first started I thought it was the PSU (as per the suggestion above), bought a new one, and that made no difference either (sent that back).
Help! What could possibly be going on?