cpu won't start unless I apply warm air to mb

November 12, 2011 at 10:05:15
Specs: Windows XP Home
First thing in the morning when I start my PC it shuts down after pressing power button. If I apply warm air to mb, it starts after applying air for about 2 minutes. It will then run all day, even if I shut it down and restart after an hour or so.

Asus P4S800D-X
2.5 gig ram
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00GHz
Win XP Home
750 Gig Sata Drive

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November 12, 2011 at 13:33:34
How are you applying warm air to the mother board, a hair dryer?

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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November 12, 2011 at 14:28:27
Some mboards develop this problem - electrolytic capacitors were installed on them that were not properly made, and they fail eventually - the mboard manufacturer didn't know they were improperly made at the time the mboard was made.

Open up your case and examine the mboard to see if you have bad capacitors, and/or other findable signs of mboard damage .

What to look for, mboard symptoms, example pictures:
Home page that site
- what the problem is caused by
- he says there are STILL bad capacitors on more recent mboards.

Pictures of blown capacitors, other components, power supplies, fried Athlon cpus, etc.:

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November 12, 2011 at 20:25:57
I have a small heater with a thermostat on it. I set the heater at 75 degrees for around two minutes or so, the pc comes right on, no hesitation whatsoever.

I will open it up tomorrow and check the caps.

Thank you for your quick responses.


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