PC shuts down after only 3 seconds

By Rainydayown
Oct 24, 2009
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  1. Hello this i the problem i have been dealing with and have been trying to fix for last couple of days and i hope that someone can help ne
    My friend basically gave me his whole old computer and he helped me put it together. We forgot to plug in the audio cable i couldn't find were to plug it in at.
    This is what happened i accidentally plugged what i know now is a plug from the power supply that is supposed to power a fan, well i accidentally plugged that into the motherboard were a usb slot or something is supposed to go and i forgot to unplug it from the wall so whenever i turn on my computer is basically turns on for 3 seconds and turns off, the only way i can turn it on is by plugging it in to the wall because now my power button doesn't work.
    I have no idea were to begin
    this is the computer gateway gt5034 (just google that because i cant post links)
    Thanks
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,684   +153

    Did you smell or see any smoke? We all made mistakes like this at the start... The motherboard is probably fried :(
  3. Rainydayown

    Rainydayown Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Yes dang it i did smell smoke, does anyone wanna point me in the right direction of were to find a replacement for this motherboard?
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,684   +153

  5. Rainydayown

    Rainydayown Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Yes, it looks like that exactly.
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