Please help, PC shuts off after 2 seconds

November 27, 2009 at 23:51:21
Specs: XP, AMD 5400 AM2, 2GB Co
I am typing this message on my Blackberry. I barely get by every month and my PC which is my only source of income won't boot. Here is the weird thing, the power button doesn't work. The only way it turns on is if I slam the PC door. It will cut on for two seconds every time and shut off.

Please let me know what I have to do or replace to fix it. The same thing happened a month ago once, but it fixed itself when I held the power button in for a few seconds. I took my whole pc apart and put it back together and it still does it.
I also removed mobo battery and even replaced it with a new battery and nothing works. I am willing to buy a replacement part but I don't know what the problem is.


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#1
November 28, 2009 at 00:36:59
Can you get to where you can see the wires from the power button? Check to make sure they are not shorted together. I may be wrong but it sounds like a short. While cleaning one of my computers once I broke one of the wires. Not thinking I just put the 2 together thinking it would start. It did but shutdown about 10 seconds later. I found that if I just touch them together it would boot but they had to be left apart otherwise it would shutdown again. Since this computer is how you make a living I would wait for someone that is more experienced than I am.

Likely

I want to go like my grandfather did. Peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming at the top of my lungs like the passengers in his car.

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#2
November 28, 2009 at 01:10:59
Yeah I will try. The weird thing is that I can turn on my pc from the power strip switch even with the power button wire removed from the motherboard. Also, the green lights on my Asus mobo remain lit so it looks like it is getting power but just not staying on.

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#3
November 28, 2009 at 08:21:18
Could be ovrehetaing due to an improperly installed heatsink, could be a power supply issue. If the system is starting at the flick of the power strip without using the power button on the case, you have your power settings in the BIOS configured to automatically power on after a power failure.

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#4
November 28, 2009 at 08:24:07
Anyone else please? I may try getting a new case and psu.

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#5
November 28, 2009 at 09:10:18
"I may try getting a new case and psu"

It would be helpful to list your specs. And why would you run out & buy a case & PSU? I know we've had our PSU discussions before so you should realize by now the the PSU is THE most important hardware item in the case. It doesn't mater which board, CPU, RAM, video, etc you have...if the PSU is garbage, the whole system is garbage.

When you say "new case and psu", I hope you don't mean a combo package? Most of the PSUs that come packaged with a case are low end junk, unless you plan on paying $100+ for the combo? Even so, you still need to know what to look for.

The following thread morphs into a PSU discussion at response 9:

http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...


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#6
November 28, 2009 at 13:31:19
No I didn't mean a combo package. Jam I have a question about you if you do not mind. I have seen you answer every single question, every single day for the past five years. You really are an expert, but do you get paid to reply because you are here every day :)

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#7
November 28, 2009 at 16:30:24
jam, how much are they paying YOU? LOL

Great

It sounds like you have a stuck power button. Is it recessed in?

Is this condition is something that just started? Were you inside the case prior to this starting?

Find the TWO wires that go from the case to the motherboard pins marked PwrSw or something on that order and remove them. Be sure to have the power strip off before doing that. Now turn on the power strip again. If your computer starts up without your intervention then you may have a defective power supply or the motherboard is faulty.

Was the case moved around recently? Possible you have a short.


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#8
November 28, 2009 at 18:40:12
jam does this for the little gold orb...;D

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#9
November 28, 2009 at 21:59:51
Paid??????

I see I have been ......... uh........ tapping the wrong keyboard.


Likely

I want to go like my grandfather did. Peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming at the top of my lungs like the passengers in his car.

(\__/)
(='.'=)
(")_(")


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