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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-27-2004, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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Need some help....

Have a new MSI k8n neo Platinum mthr brd/64 bit amd 3000+/512 ddr ram/ATI 128 vid card/160 gig harddrv/420 w/..........When I try to go into bios or try to boot from cd to format hrddrv, the PC just turns off. Only way to turn it back on is to turn off the switch in back of case. and turn it bck on. But it still does the same thing..I turn it on try to go to bios, turns off. It never stays on. My brother is trying to get a friend of his to help me, but don't know when that will be.
any of you guys had this trbl or have any ideas on what I can do??????????????????
About to take it to fryes and let them put it together, tired of messing with it....any suggestions
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-27-2004, 02:41 PM
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Try the power supply. I was having a similar problem recently, where it'd just turn off and coudln't turn it back on without flipping the switch in the back. Could be power cord, power supply, motherboard, or potentially anything else in there. But try the power supply first. It's pretty much the only real pain in the ass (besides the motherboard) to replace. And it's fairly cheap, comparitively speaking.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-27-2004, 02:53 PM
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Are you sure you have the motherboard hooked up correctly? (Power to the switch) Tried clearing the cmos?
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-27-2004, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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Matter of fact I got a better case so I can put a few more fans in it/also has a better pwr suply than my other one did...As far as I know I hooked up everything where it needs to go. maybe Im not doing something that I need to do, just don't know what that is,but brother did someone who would look at it. Just not sure what I was missing, been years since I built a pc, guess that has something to do with lol
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