Computer not starting

By basupartha2003
Dec 2, 2008
  1. hello everybody

    i use a computer which is almost 3 years old. for the last couple of days i am having problem with that. when i start the system it doesn't start immediately. whenn i wait 1 or 2 minutes with the ac power left on and then turn the computer switch on it starts. after the system starts it is working perfectly.
    what could go wrong, pl help.

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    It may be caused by a tired power supply... replace it
  3. BorisandBailey

    BorisandBailey TS Enthusiast Posts: 154

    I would suspect the power supply, too, but while you're at it, look closely at the motherboard to see that none of the capacitors (round silver towers) are bulging.
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    replace the psu and the CMOS battery
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