|Hey guys, I need help! |
Whenever I go to turn on my PC, I first have to unplug it and press the power button a couple times/hold it for a few seconds, then plug it back in before it will turn on. It starts and runs fine after this, but I'm obviously confused as to why it's doing this.
I had the PSU replaced recently, as it stopped working completely (I went to the computer shop that originally assembled the PC for me), while there I also had the CMOS battery replaced, which had died months before.
The computer started fine in the shop, got it home and nothing...
Took it back the next day, and it wouldn't start in the shop either. The technician checked the comp with a different power supply, it worked. He then reconnected the PSU and it Booted! Shut it down, and started it up again. He said it may be the cd-rom drive, so left it unplugged, and told me to see how I got on.
I got it home, plugged it in, and nothing...
I tried a different outlet and it worked! I then used it most of the day, and then shut down. Just out of curiosity I decided to see if it would start. It wouldn't...
I started looking for answers on the web, and came across the pressing the power button/holding it method. Tried it, it worked!
And that's where I stand atm.
Whenever I want to use it I have to go through the little routine.
There are a few things I've noticed though...
1) If I shutdown the comp then restart immediately, it boots back up. However if I shut it down (leaving it plugged in), and try turning it back on after 5-10 minutes it doesn't turn on...
2) When it's left unplugged over night I still have to press the power button/hold it for a few seconds to discharge any static (if that's what its doing) before it will turn on when plugged in.
When it's on it runs fine, no signs of concern or anything, which confuses me even more.
So yeah, sorry if this is rather long winded, but I know the more detail the better.
I'd really appreciate any advice you can offer. I'd like to have an idea of what it could be before going back to the shop, just so I'm not going in clueless.
Anyway, thanks for reading!