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how would i trouble shoot this???

By 1nice1
Sep 28, 2006
  1. I push the power button the computer begins it's startup and then about 5 seconds into it it shuts itself down.

    heres what i'm working with:

    Full Tower ATX Case with Clear Plexi-Glass Side
    600 Watt Power Supply Unit (2 Fans w/ Blue LED lights)
    3 System Case Fans (w/ Green LED lights)
    MSI KT-4 Ultra Motherboard
    AMD Athlon xp 2400 Processor
    512 MB RAM
    60 GB HD
    Samsung 52X32X52 CD Burner
    Floppy Drive
    Wired Network Adapter
    Wireless Network Adapter
    Nvidia G-Force 5200 FX 256mb ram
    On-Board 5.1 Digital Audio w/ S/PDIF & Toslink Optical Audio Outputs
    8 USB Ports (2 Front Ports)

    Installed Software*


    Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 with most current security updates & hotfixes

    Complete Microsoft Office 2003 Suite, Including:
    Microsoft Outlook
    Microsoft Excel
    Microsoft PowerPoint
    Microsoft Publisher
    Microsoft Access
    Microsoft InfoPath
    Microsoft Project
    Microsoft Visio

    Complete Audio Creative Studio, Including:
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe Image Ready
    Adobe GoLive
    Adobe InDesign

    Complete Macromedia Studio MX2004, Including:
    Macromedia Flash
    Macromedia Dreamweaver
    Macromedia Freehand
    Macromedia Fireworks

    Ahead Nero CD/DVD Burning Software

    discreet Cleaner XL

    reading through some of the post in here, i'm sure one or more of you know whats happenning. (fingers crossed) :)
     
  2. MrNoname

    MrNoname TS Rookie

    Hi
    First, Try to boot with less Hardware as possible.
    One hard drive, graphic card, one stick of memory, cpu (obviously)
    If that works, maybe there's PowerSupply problem.

    Secondo, Try to boot only with PowerSupply connected to the motherboard
    No graphic Card, No Ram.
    For sure you'll have BEEPING witch indicate there's a problem with video card and/or memory, but just try it see if the computer stays on.

    From there, if you still have the same issue, the CPU or the Motherboard could be damaged, also it can be the PowerSupply.
    I'll first try another PowerSupply (easier to change than the Motherboard/CPU). Then another CPU and then another MOBO.

    I think for sure it's a power problem. So start from the source (PowerSupply), then CPU then MOBO.....
    Cheers
     
  3. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    Could be temp problem. check that your heatsinks and fans are attatched properly.
     
  4. sexytech

    sexytech TS Rookie

    disconnect everything from the back of the computer even the power cord and hold down the power button for 1 min, then just plug in the keyboard. mouse moniter and power and see if that works
     
  5. 1nice1

    1nice1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    ty all I will try your ideas and get back with you with the results. (fingers crossed) :)
     
  6. 1nice1

    1nice1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    ok heres the present stage i'm in:

    nothing was working refering to ideas you all had so i dis-assembled the whole thing and then re-assembled.

    The power now stays on but there is no video no floppy or hard drive running though, the cd player has power.

    I tried another video card with the same results the monitor doesn't kick up not even the logo window.

    I tried 3 different floppy drives no change its like they're not hooked up.

    Imput round 2 :)
     
  7. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Try removing and refitting the cpu.
     
  8. jin29_neci

    jin29_neci TS Rookie

    it might your cooling system. Try to add a new fan if your fan is on its good condition.
     
  9. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    I had the exact same problem, my solution was that the 4 pin power connector had come undone for some reason - make sure it's plugged in.

    Regards,

    Korrupt
     
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