Power issue

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Stuart, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. Stuart

    Stuart Guest

    Currently I have a power related issue with my computer. If I turn my
    machine off and then try and turn it back on shortly after nothing happens,
    I have to turn it off at the wall and wait about 15-20 mins before it will
    turn back on. Any time before that it will power up for a second and that is
    it.

    I am not sure if this is the power supply or the motherboard not
    initialising properly. Any thoughts?
     
    Stuart, Feb 26, 2007
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  2. Stuart

    caronte Guest

    On Feb 25, 5:25 pm, "Stuart" <> wrote:
    > Currently I have a power related issue with my computer. If I turn my
    > machine off and then try and turn it back on shortly after nothing happens,
    > I have to turn it off at the wall and wait about 15-20 mins before it will
    > turn back on. Any time before that it will power up for a second and that is
    > it.
    >
    > I am not sure if this is the power supply or the motherboard not
    > initialising properly. Any thoughts?


    it looks that is not turning off properly, you shoul look if its off
    "completely" before you triyng to turn on.
     
    caronte, Feb 26, 2007
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  3. Stuart

    Baron Guest

    Stuart inscribed thus:

    > Currently I have a power related issue with my computer. If I turn
    > my machine off and then try and turn it back on shortly after
    > nothing happens, I have to turn it off at the wall and wait about
    > 15-20 mins before it will turn back on. Any time before that it will
    > power up for a second and that is it.
    >
    > I am not sure if this is the power supply or the motherboard not
    > initialising properly. Any thoughts?


    This is a know issue with some PSU. I recommend that you try a new one
    and replace it.!

    --
    Best Regards:
    Baron.
     
    Baron, Feb 26, 2007
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  4. Stuart

    Stuart Guest

    "caronte" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Feb 25, 5:25 pm, "Stuart" <> wrote:
    >> Currently I have a power related issue with my computer. If I turn my
    >> machine off and then try and turn it back on shortly after nothing
    >> happens,
    >> I have to turn it off at the wall and wait about 15-20 mins before it
    >> will
    >> turn back on. Any time before that it will power up for a second and that
    >> is
    >> it.
    >>
    >> I am not sure if this is the power supply or the motherboard not
    >> initialising properly. Any thoughts?

    >
    > it looks that is not turning off properly, you shoul look if its off
    > "completely" before you triyng to turn on.


    It is being turned off at the wall.
     
    Stuart, Feb 27, 2007
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  5. Stuart

    j1mb0jay Guest

    Stuart wrote:
    > Currently I have a power related issue with my computer. If I turn my
    > machine off and then try and turn it back on shortly after nothing
    > happens, I have to turn it off at the wall and wait about 15-20 mins
    > before it will turn back on. Any time before that it will power up
    > for a second and that is it.
    >
    > I am not sure if this is the power supply or the motherboard not
    > initialising properly. Any thoughts?


    Try looking into some of the bios settings to, you may have some kinda of
    fail safe that has a timer, just a thought.....

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    Regards JJ (UWA)
     
    j1mb0jay, Mar 1, 2007
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  6. Stuart

    w_tom Guest

    On Feb 27, 6:58 pm, "Stuart" <> wrote:
    >>> Currently I have a power related issue with my computer. If I turn my
    >>> machine off and then try and turn it back on shortly after nothing
    >>> happens,
    >>> I have to turn it off at the wall and wait about 15-20 mins before it
    >>> will turn back on. Any time before that it will power up for a second
    >>> and that is it.
    >>>
    >>> I am not sure if this is the power supply or the motherboard not
    >>> initialising properly. Any thoughts?

    > ...
    >
    > It is being turned off at the wall.


    Fine. Now let's see what is happening when you power cycle it that
    way. Currently your answers are only speculation because no numbers
    or real facts have been provided. Get a necessary tool called a 3.5
    digit multimeter that is sold even in K-mart, as well as Lowes, Radio
    Shack, Sears, Wal-Mart, Home Depot ... etc. Use this $20 tool to
    measure voltages on any one of red, orange and yellow wires from power
    supply to motherboard.

    Now do your test. What do those voltages do when power is removed?
    And what does each do as wall switch is again turned on. Also
    important is what the green wire does when wall switch is turned on.
    And finally what is purple wire voltage during this entire test.

    Those numbers would then identify a limited number of suspects.
    Currently, your suspect list is approaching maybe 100 different
    reasons. Don't just arbitrarily suspect anything. Don't start
    disconnecting and connecting anything. Let's see what the computer is
    doing. Currently we have little to no idea what the computer is doing
    - which is why only wild speculation such as power supply failure is
    posted.
     
    w_tom, Mar 2, 2007
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