Computer turning off, won't turn on

By rross48
Apr 17, 2008
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  1. Hey peeps!
    My computer turns on alright.. sometimes.. but wait 5 seconds and it switches off again..
    An i keep trying..
    Then Eventually the power button does nothing.

    I tried disconnecting the POWER SW plug on the computer. an used a screw driver to short circut the 2 pins to boot it up. However this also did nothing.

    I think it might b the Power Supply.. But not 2 sure an dont wanna waste my money on it..

    After a while of doing random stuff. it eventually boots up. dont know y tho.

    Any1 hav any suggestions??
    thnx
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,746   +156

    Could be a motherboard problem, but power supplies are cheaper to try first. Using a screw driver like you did could have fried the motherboard
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