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Mac_dm

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This is going to be hard for me to explain but bear with me. If I leave my computer unplugged for a considerable amount of time 10 -15 min. when I plug it back in it will not come on. But if I leave it there for like 30 min it will turn back on all by itself. Almost like it needs to charge up. I thought it was my power or reset switch but I when it is on I cam reset power off and on. But if I unplug the machine it needs to “charge up”

I have a feeling this is really simple problem but it has me fooled
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Steve978

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Surprisingly I've seen this happen before when USB connections have been touching, Try plugging your usb into ports not touching. Might not be the issue with yours :eek:
 

Supchaka

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Try a different power supply. Probably something wrong with the transformer or caps. Sounds like a fire hazard too, might wanna get on that :)
 
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Mac_dm

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I dont know if it is the power supply or not. because what it is done "charging" it works great perfectly normal. could it be somthing on the mobo
 

Foxie3a

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if it is the motherboard, then my guess would be something with the CMOS battary, maybe that is dead, and when its not plugged in for a while CMOS looses life..

but I doubt that for many reasons..

when the computer is on, use a program to check the voltages comming from the PSU, if they are crazy, then maybe it isthe PSU,still could be even if it has good voltages though..

I use MB Probe for my temps and voltages
 

ucfswimmer

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it's definately either a cap on the mobo or a cap within the PSU...

if it does have something to do with the mobo and the cmos battery, it could be that the cmos battery is dead and there is a problem with the cap directly after the cmos battery (which would be why its not charging when unplugged)...

i would recommend first trying a new CMOS battery..cheap, like $4 or $5 at radio shack...if that doesnt do anything, then easiest thing to try next would be psu..

if neither of those 2 do the trick, then try a new mobo

~jeff~
 
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