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Old 02-21-2007, 05:35 PM   #1
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last night, my computer suddenly turned off (while I was sleeping.) I tried to turn it on today, but It would, so I thought it was the ps. when I tested the ps, it worked, so I switched the power and reset switch connections on the motherboard. Now my reset button is my power button. Why would the power button fail, and why would that turn the computer off?
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Old 02-21-2007, 05:43 PM   #2
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Default Re: why would the power button fail

It's wired in so a wire might have come loose, burnt out, or severed inside the case somewhere. Connectors on the mobo that control the power button might also have come loose, or shorted...
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Old 02-21-2007, 05:48 PM   #3
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Default Re: why would the power button fail

Just test the wires with a multi meter, probably a dodgy wire or bad solder etc, especially if your reset button is working.
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Old 02-21-2007, 06:57 PM   #4
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Default Re: why would the power button fail

Maybe you pressed it too many times lol. Things don't last forever.
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:15 PM   #5
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Default Re: why would the power button fail

but I've only had my comp 3 months- and I turn it on once a day (less than that, actually.)
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:19 PM   #6
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Default Re: why would the power button fail

Oh lol. Then that's a little soon. My friend has an old PIII 500Mhz pc and it's turned on everyday lol.
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:23 PM   #7
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It could be a possibility that a button may fail. the connection could of cut out. I've actually had a reset button explode in my hands because I shot some paint remover on it.
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Default Re: why would the power button fail

Some companies dont get quality products so they fail sooner, or u might just have been unlucky.
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It coulda been built on a Friday at 4:59, and they were in a rush and didn't do a good job on the case lol..
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yeah, the case is a pos. I only paid $15 for it, so its worth it. I just hope the reset button lives. (runs through house knocking on all forms of wood.)
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