Power Issues, Desktop

By nolife4one
Feb 20, 2010
  1. Hey I was wonder what could be the problem with my desktop computer.

    First thing is I usually leave my computer on all day.

    But in the morning when I press the power button on my desktop nothing happens at all. Usually I have to press it several times before all the lights come on. Once the power finally comes on everything boots up fine.

    Does anyone know what the problem could be. I was thinking maybe something was loose, but when I open the side cover to check where the wire from the power button is connected to the motherboard everything seems to connected securely.

    please help.
  2. ucould2

    ucould2 TS Guru Posts: 271

    CMOS battery

    Is this your MoBo? http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/show_pic.php?S_ID=377 if it is or it looks similar to this then look closely on the Board, between where it reads PCI Express 2.0 and Hybrid CrossfireX Master there is a silver shiny thing looks almost like a Coin. That is what you need to replace first. Once the computer is unplugged from the power source and the battery is out (count 30seconds before re-fitting) touch the pins and the casing (tower) at the same time and this should reset the CMOS. :approve:
    Edit: hold the power button down (30 seconds) to disperse any internal power
  3. nolife4one

    nolife4one TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes it does. Thank you very much I will try that. I will update you on my progress. Again thanks.
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