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PC struggles turning on

By geir12
Feb 5, 2011
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  1. Hello, ehm i just bought a new computer recently, it's bought used, but been used for 2 years.
    so this is my problem.
    when i press the power button, it gives the power to power supply then to the rest of the components.
    but when i the power button, it takes 1-2seconds and then it turns off, and tries to turn on but it shuts down immediately.
    I'm concerned it is my power supply, but not sure.
    when i bought it it worked, it was on before i brought it home, but when i got home, and rigged it up, it started to struggle turning on.
    here's a list over the components that my computer have:

    Motherboard: Asus P5K-E/WIFI-AP, P35, Socket-775
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 3 GHz
    Graph.card : Asus GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB
    RAM: OCZ Nvidia SLI ready XTC 2 Gb
    Power supply: Fortron/Source Epsilon 700W
    HDD: Samsung Spinpoint T166 SATA 500 Gb
    CD/DVD burner: Samsung Super Writemaster
    Cabine: APLUS Case Twin Engine

    When i hit the power button, it gives power for just a second or two, all lights blinks, and makes a piip. then turns off, and restarts several times without hope.
     

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  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Make sure the connection from the power supply to your motherboard is firmly set in place. Do this for all power connections.In transport something might have become loose.
     

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