Hint of power then dead.

By Elvio
Mar 18, 2005
  1. Desktop PC. Gigabyte Motherboard, P4, 3.2ghz
    Built myself and worked fine for 6 months.
    Now I have a problem with powering-up.
    It powers-up for 1 sec then stops. This is enough to turn on the LED on the motherboard, spin all the fans etc.
    This 1 sec. power-up then is cyclical. It keeps on initiating a power-up every 5 secs.
    It did this a few times last week but after 3 or 4 attempts to power-up it then did power-up. Now it doesn't power-up, it just keeps on trying without success.
    I appreciate your help.
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    Strip the machine down, so that its just the motherboard, RAM, graphics card and CPU and PSU.

    Any of of these components could, I guess be faulty. Start testing good known components in there in their place, starting with your PSU which is probably the first main culprit.
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