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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-19-2005, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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Power Supply problem??

When I turn on my computer, using the power button located on the front of the computer, the computer sounds like it comes on but nothing shows up on the monitor. I have to then reach around on the back of the power supply and turn that switch off and back on again, which shuts off the computer. I then have to turn the power button on the front of the computer back on and my computer will work. What's up with this? It did not do this when I first got it. BTW the computer was recently built by a friend of my wife, so it's not a shelf computer. I don't know what kind of power supply it is but it has a pentium 4 processor w/windows xp/sp2 if that helps.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-19-2005, 12:12 PM
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grab the heatsink on the processor and wiggle it gently. sometimes p4's can be funny and that has fixed wierd issues for quite few people i know after transporting them. but if you dont know what kind of psu it has, its prolly a shitty one, and over half of weird quirky probs are due to shitty psu's so id prolly swap it out with a good antec.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-20-2005, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
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grab the heatsink on the processor and wiggle it gently. sometimes p4's can be funny and that has fixed wierd issues for quite few people i know after transporting them. but if you dont know what kind of psu it has, its prolly a shitty one, and over half of weird quirky probs are due to shitty psu's so id prolly swap it out with a good antec.
I'll give it a try, thanks.
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np, let us know what happens
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-20-2005, 11:42 AM
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I recently had a very similar problem that turned out to be a weak power supply.
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