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Intermittent Power on Problems

Posted on 2004-09-22
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I am having trouble with a desktop computer. It will power on some times, other times it will not power on.

I have taken several steps to reslove this problem, but to no avail.

Step one: Replace power supply and test for funtionality. Problem persists

Step two: Replace motherboard and test. Problem still persists.

Step three: Try new swtich and test... problem is still present.


I am completely lost on this one and could use some help or some ideas to try.

Motherboard is an intel 845EBG2
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Question by:secedit
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by:Callandor
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Try taking the motherboard out of the case, and strip it of peripherals and cards.  You may have a motherboard shorting against the case, or bad connectors, or faulty PCI cards.
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by:secedit
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Thank you for your quick reply.

All cards save the video card are removed there are no IDE or Floppy cables attached either. Unfortunately I still get the same result.

Now, when you say shorting against the case... what does this mean?
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Callandor earned 125 total points
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It means your motherboard may be making contact with metal in the case, and preventing power up.
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by:secedit
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Well god damn, I started over from scratch and it turns out it was the power supply... No idea why this did not become apperent at the beginning....

Thanks for the help Callandor!
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