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Nothing for 35 Secs, then PC Boots?!?

By James_
Jan 9, 2008
  1. Hey Guys. I am trying to troubleshoot a PC. Everytime I push in the Power Button, there is a long pause before the PC powers up and POSTS. After that, everything is fine! Incidentally, the time is random, but seems to get progressively worse the more times I try it for an extended period of time.

    I stripped everything down to the PSU, MOBO and RAM. Didn't help. Replaced the MOBO and everything fired up the second I hit the Power button. I put the bad Mobo into an entirely different case, different PSU, and same problem. Takes anywhere from 10-40 seconds before the PC POSTS after pressing the power button.

    Any ideas what could be causing this to happen. The mobo has been a trooper for the past 12 months or so, until I switched it out into a new PC. Tried reloading the defaults in BIOS but that didn't help. The MOBO is an MSI K9N6GM. Thanks!

    James.
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Remove the USB plugs from the M/b and retest

    Remove the CPU, blow out and refit (note clean & refit with new paste)

    Clean (circuit board cleaner) and blow out (compressed air) the entire board

    Test again

    If it fails:

    You must first confirm cpu faulty, by swapping out
    Then M/B

    Likely fault M/B
     
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