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My PC won't start on its own when cold. When I switch on the power strip and press the ''ON'' button, the fans will turn over, and the hard drive light will light for about one second. Then everything goes dead, except the power light.
I have found that blowing hot air from a hair dryer into the back of the power supply for about 10 seconds before turning on the power strip computer is all that's necessary for a normal start, but I'm tired of having to do this.
I operate the computer in a room that is about 67 degrees F.
I'm on my second power supply, which is an Antec Neo HE550. The previous power supply behaved in the same way, only it didn't take a hair dryer to start. It only took a two or three attempts before it finally started.
My motherboard is an Intel D865PERL, and I'm operating with Windows XP, two hard drives, one floppy drive and one DVD ROM drive.
550 Watts should be enought to get all this stuff going with no problem on the first try.
The first thing you should do is replace the power supply with another and see if the problem continues. if it does call me and we will work it out
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
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