Power issue with the motherboard P35-S3L

By tog
Sep 4, 2007
  1. Power issue or the motherboard issue

    Not sure where to post this so I'll put it in here. I've been building new computers for a while but i still get the occasional problem that is new to me. Just built a new system and all seemed easy enough, but after plugging the power in, yet before i pushed the power button, the power LED came on and the system fans started working.I also noticed the monitor flashing too! I was too scared to push the power button in case i fry the whole thing. Can't find any mistakes please help!
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Your power supply may be defective. Try another one
  3. tog

    tog TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Found the problem, the internal card reader was being over-powered, amazing how something so small can cause such a worrying issue.
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