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Power button I'd shut my computer off and 2 days later tried to turn it on, but the 'on' button didn't work. Nothing happened. I unplugged it out of my battery backup and took it to an unprotected plug-in and it worked. But last night it shut down again on this 'regular' plug. I could get it going. I unplug it again and pluged it in another plug-in and she went again. I made all back up now, I just don't trust it. What is the problem? AX 3200-U3630A

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    Dick May 11, 2010

    There is no way to tell for sure from your description but my best guess would be the power supply is faulty. I would replace the power supply and see if that takes care of it.

    Modern power supplies are turned off & on automatically. They come on when pin 14 is grounded momentarily and go off at the direction of your operating system. If the power supply is faulty it may not be responding to the on signal.


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I agree with DickCanFixIt, also if you've added any hardware to your PC recently it could be drawing more power which has resulted as this issue. If this was the case you could try removing the added hardware to see if that changes anything. If this was the case you would simply need a new power supply with a higher wattage.

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