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Old 12-30-2010, 06:25 PM   #1
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I just got a pc from a friend of mine that does something strange...if you turn it off, it won't come back on for a half hr or so. If you restart, it's fine but if it gets shutdown (or the power goes out like happened last week...), it usually won't come back on for a while. The power light on the mb goes off and everything. That's how I tell when it's ready to come back on...lol...I look through the case window and when the mb light is back on, I know I'm good to go. Then it works perfectly fine.

Only thing I can think of is that the psu is on the outs. Agreed? Seems like quite a strange symptom for a failing psu.

Oh...and, if it matters, it's an intel core 2 quad, asus (p5n-d, I want to say) mb, 4 gb ram...not sure what kind of psu.
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Kinda sounds like a failing PSU to me, too.
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It's annoying...every time you shut it down, which believe me isn't often, you have to wait an undisclosed amount of time for it to decide to come back on. I just put a new hdd in it, which I shut it down to do of course, and now I'm waiting for it to want to work again. Grrr...
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Bummer. I guess you could either replace the PSU or install a linux OS so you don't have to reboot as often. lol
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Bummer. I guess you could either replace the PSU or install a linux OS so you don't have to reboot as often. lol
I've left my Windows 7 box on for weeks at a time without any issues.
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I've left my Windows 7 box on for weeks at a time without any issues.
It was just a joke. I leave my 7 box on all the time, too.
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:16 PM   #7
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I do too. This is the first time it's been off since the power went out a couple weeks ago and hadn't been off since initial turn on when I got it home before that. It's still off, too. And, of course I am leaving town...like...now so it's taking it's sweeeeeet ol time...looks like I'm not going to get to try my new vnc set up while in la...lame.
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is the processor overheating?? could explain it ??
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Old 12-31-2010, 02:46 PM   #9
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My Imac G3 did this, except it wouldnt turn on until it was schedueled to at exactly 6AM everyday, talk about a wake up call. It wont turn on either, created a ghettotosch G3 to find it worked when plugged into my dell's 250W.the psu was bad...
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it sounds as if if an overheating problem in the psu check to see if the built in fans in the psu are working
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