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Old 07-30-2004, 10:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default powering up problem

ok every so often when i hit the power button, everything lights up and comes on for 3 seconds then powers down. I push the power button again and nothing happens.I have to unplug the power cord for 5 seconds and then try again.Usually it will come back on but sometimes it takes me 3-4 tries. Anyone know why?

ECS M950
P4 2.4ghz
768mb PC2700
GeForce 4200TI 128mb

Yes i know ECS sucks, but aside from this problem i've never had any other trouble with ECS

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Old 07-30-2004, 10:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like to me your PSU is on it's last legs. Either replace it with a model that has sufficient wattage for your system or take your current system into a PC shop in your area and have them test it.

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Old 07-30-2004, 10:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I agree with Lone wolf. Or it could be your Power cord. That actually happened to me once a long time ago. Before you replace the PSU try a different cord.
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Old 07-30-2004, 11:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i'll try the cord...cause this is a new PSU and my old one did the same thing but MORE often. Now i just gotta find my cords
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