I am having a weird Booting issue

By Trinix ·
I'm having a weird booting issue with my new computer I just built a while ago.

It works fine, in fact I'm using it to type this explanation right now. The problem occurs after I shut it off and stays off for more than 6 hours. After 6 hours of being shut off, and I press the power button, the computer turns everything on but it doesn't boot. The only way to turn it on is if I press 'reset.' Otherwise, the computer boots fine after a couple of hours of being shut off.

I thought it was the motherboard at first so I returned it and replaced it for a new one, but it still does the same thing. I'm thinking it's the HDD or the Ram but I'm not sure because I have to wait another 6 hours to test it.

Can anyone shed some light on to this situation? Thank you.

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Power Supply?

by philldmc In reply to I am having a weird Booti ...

My first gut feeling would be power supply.

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Try this when it happens

by OH Smeg In reply to I am having a weird Booti ...

Unplug the Mains and then press the On Switch for 10 seconds. After that plug the mains lead back in and see if it starts properly now.

If it does the Capacitors in the Power Supply have gone off and you need to replace the power supply. By unplugging the mains lead and pressing the Power Switch you discharge the Capacitors inside the computer including the Power Supply so it should work after that.

I would suggest replacing the Power Supply ASAP as if the Capacitors are failing the PS will not be isolating the Computer properly and you run the risk of destroying the computer.


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try a new power supply

by .Martin. In reply to I am having a weird Booti ...

sounds like a problem with the PS, replacing it, being the only way to fix it

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by Trinix In reply to I am having a weird Booti ...

Thanks guys. I'll try that.

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Your Welcome EOM

by OH Smeg In reply to Thanks
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