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Doesn't power on for long. (Possible Motherboard problem)

Hey there, i recently installed a new harddrive cooler fan and i think i might of corrupted it. I ain't sure though because it still loads up okay, but then powers down a few moments later when i get to the OS Desktop. Then when i try to turn it back on it stays on for a less amount of time each time to the point where it doesn't turn on.

I have tried disconnecting this new fan i bought and i get the same result. My computer by default loads up Vista 64bit, but i don't think its that because i loaded up XP too. I got a repairman coming in soon but he told me to try and figure out the problem.

The spec of my computer is a 5.5 Score on Vista

4GB of RAM (I think its DDR2)
2.4GHZ Dual Processor (Again not sure on make)
8800 Nvidea GTS 640MB graphics card
ASUS P5K Motherboard

I hope the spec i gave helps (can't remember alot of it)

I still think that the problem might be with my reinstalling of the harddrive (them being hard to put back in)

Well i hope you can help me out some what.

Thanks in advance
Shropshire England

p.s I am not sure of the exact name of the motherboard.

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  • svjkronos64 Sep 27, 2008

    hmm i just tried disconnecting the harddrive and it seems to work fineish (Apart from the fact it can't do anything)

    erm, is it meant to turn itself off when its on the screen saying you should put a harddrive in then press a key to continue??

  • svjkronos64 Sep 28, 2008

    Hmm i just had the repair guy have a good look at it, and he says the motherboard (P5K something) is being very very tempermental.

    It could be the power supply actually, because the room i have it in was poorly built in terms of circuitry and that lot, i will try it in another part of the house, i hope its this, because then i can have my computer next to the kitchen!!! :D

    kk i shall repeat the problem and try and give a clearer understanding of whats happening.

    - I turn it on
    - Choose the OS
    - Gets to the Desktop
    - Turns off about 2 mins later, relentless of what its doing

    Then the next time i turn it on it doesn't make it to the desktop. The Repairman says the Harddrive is fine and fully working.

    If the problem doesn't go away from the power supply being moved (Moving the PC i mean) then i shall try repairing the OS through the installation disk (Basically i'm doing what the computer tells me to, it says that the hardware change is causing the problem.

    Hehe, anyways, i will soldier on finding the problem.

    Thanks for the help, i hope what i've been saying helps.

  • svjkronos64 Sep 28, 2008

    i tried the Power SUpply idea but it didn't really work ( The computer stayed on like a min longer but that could of been anything)

    Not sure what else to do but use the repair option on my OS disc.

    We'll get this cracked no worries.

    Thanks all for the help, keep at it.


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Ahh all good, my motherboard was fine, it was the fact the heat sink was literally falling off the motherboard xD!

My bad all, i should of noticed the rapid increase in tempreture. Well i got it sorted

Thanks for yoiur help all.

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Try having your power supply tested.Not sure if this is it but 1 one of my systems was doing the same thing!Hope this helps.

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  • Ken Sep 29, 2008

    If the repair guy says its your motherboard and you trust them,get a new puter.I know iyts mean and expensive to say but true.Unless you can get a new baord and change it yourself.Not all that hard really.Just take your time and mark down all your connections.this is how I learned to do my own.Saves ya $100s..


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