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Computer turns on automatically when i plug in the power supply

And i get no Bios screen or beeps, or warning's what can i do to fix this ??? I have a Intel Celeron 2.50 processor and 512 meg of ddr memory 250 watt power supply, has same mobo as in this query.

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  • marcperez200 Jan 15, 2009

    same problem. please help!
    mobo: asus p4ge-mx

    i tried running only RAM, CPU, PSU, and video card, nothing... still no display
    I tried replacing the PSU, same issue... all 3 times

    it started with a psu that plugged in and just randomly turned on by itself without using the power button. CMOS wasn't even plugged. I tried replacing battery aswell... and still turns on after i switch on the PSU
    the mobo LED light blinks which is pretty abnormal... the PSU that started this killed another computer. so whats happening?

  • captainbigda Apr 01, 2009

    Motherboard / fans/ soundcard dead or not properly functioning. had a gateway & it crashed(550mhz intel 3). A friend gave me an emachines T-2642 with good parts. Used Some gateway parts & got it working. It powers on when u plug it in/wont shut off/ no sound or video. Power supply & fan works/disk drives -floppy & hard drives all power up. just no sound video & internal processor fans not working!! HELP!!

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    pklinuxguru May 11, 2010

    If I understand you correctly, whenever you plug in power, the power supply starts up, but then you don't get anything like it's booting up. Is this something new it's started? There is usually a on/off switch on the power supply beside/above/below the power cord connector. If it's off, it shouldn't power up. Have you put it together yourself or recently upgraded the MB or CPU? I haven't tried this, but maybe the power switch connection on the MB is opposite what it should be or even on the wrong jumpers.



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Hi, i am an emachine specialist,

do you get the following:
cpu cooling fan running ?
hdd heard to be running
cd/dvd devices operational?
no picture on screen ?

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250 w is a rather low wattage power supply. That's one thing I would change if you have spare parts available. Here is what I would try:
Remove the memory and blow the dust out of the system. If you have more than one memory chip, put only one in and attempt to reboot. If that does not work, swap memory chips and try again.

Good luck.

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