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  • roy_philip73 Jan 28, 2009

    The power is coming on, but turning off right away? the fans turn on but then right back off again

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    Dreamornaut May 11, 2010

    Is there no sign of power at all? Fans not running or no lights coming on on the case.

    Is the power coming on, but turning off right away?


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That brand has had so many complaints about it. make sure this has not happened.
Check the CPU fan. It may not be running like it should or not turning at all.
Check that there is not cable that is obstructing the fan blades. When the CPU over heats the machine will shutdown to save it from any damage. I would check to see if you think the power switch is sticking. Make sure that it is not sticky or stuck in.

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You should try looking for a short, and reseat your connections. Make sure your power supply voltage is set correctly. If that doesn't help, test your power supply and if it fails, replace it.

If that does not help you there's still quite a bit that could be wrong. You could try restarting with only the essential hardware and if it turns on you'll have to check each componant one by one for the cause. Maybe you might need to reseat the CPU. If you still don't find the cause, you may try a POST card. If you don't have a POST card or do not want to buy one you can try swapping parts from an older machine if avaliable and compatible.

If none of the above helps, then I would suggest taking it into a shop. Otherwise your only option is to begin replacing all the parts which can be expensive. I hope this helps and that it turns out to be nothing serious.

P.S., You should be able to find the manual for your motherboard from Systemax support at .

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