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Relay switch is there a relay switch in the power supply that keep it shutting off? and if it is can you replace it?

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Re: relay switch

Check your Power management settings - either through Control Panel in Windows or go into BIOS. Set for minium or Always on. That should sort your peoblem.


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If nothing whatever happens when you turn on - no lights, no fan noise then the power is not getting through. This could be a dud power socket (but I guess you checked that). The on/off switch usually isnt! It is lonked to a relay switch and the link may have failed, or the relay failed. Or else of course a power supply failure.

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Desktop shut down in few seconds after getting display

Good day,
The problem you describe is probably due to a faulty power supply.
The four pin connector which you unplugged supplies power to the CPU, which means you will not be able to get a display with it plugged out, as there will be no power to your CPU.
The fact that the PC does not shut down when removing the 4 pin connector strengthens the evidence that your power supply is faulty. By removing the 4 pin connector you are reducing the power required from the power supply to the point where it is not 'overloaded' enough to switch off.
You can test this by plugging in the 4 pin CPU power connector, then unplugging something else, such as the DVD writer.
Then switch on your PC and see if it still shuts down.
If it remains on then the cause of your problem is definitely the power supply.
Replace the power supply and make sure it has a wattage rating of 400 watts or more. These power supplies are relatively cheap, and should be available at your local PC store for about $15.
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hi, on the motherboard there is a ATX connector from the power supply now there is a problem with the actual switch or the power good to the motherboard otherwords the power supply if one of the components is not getting a voltage or the right level of voltage you will get this bleeping now if it's always 25 times then works i would point the finger at the power supply can you check that the devices attached such as the harddisk etc are getting power from the power connector ? i have seen this problem before and it was the power supply and power switch regards

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Bad power supply first, or just the switch. The mother board will keep it from posting, but lights should come on. a bad power supply or switch it will be dead like fred.
If your handy there are many tutorials on diagnosing a power supply on the internet. Usually when it is the mother board there will be a few beeps or flashing lights then a shut down, or frozen pc on boot then death.
But all these symptoms can come from a dead or dying power supply. Do this at own risk..

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Is Windows crashing or is it just shutting down without warning? If it is without warning, then I would suspect a failing power supply. May want to look at getting a replacement power supply.

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Bad ram probably, units do that all the time at my job. Most of the time, it is the power supply that does not have enough power to invest into all hardware that makes your pc. even if you had a 400watts power supply, the next time you are buying a power supply you should do some kind of upgrade. 600 watts or more. If you have a high end graphics card then you are indeed in need of a new power supply. also check your cpu, its fan, check if it still seated properly, if there still paste on top of it to hel cooling it down, and protect it from statics. if you added new hardware, remove them and keep checking if it is working. To do manual diags, you need to take the unit apart. I would start by removing rams first, and check ram one by one, then hdd, then disconnect other components until i find the actual part. I am sure it is your powersupply, worst case scenario is you mobo is gone.(but it powers up and shutdown after all so let us hope you don't have a dead motherboard." and remove the dust please, dusty units do not run properly. Neim Le Legionaire.

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Keep shutting off

Make sure that the power cable is seated in the slot properly as well as the wall receptacle.

If you have a spare power cable, try switching it and see if it makes a difference.

If this doesn't help, you'll need to go inside the computer and make sure all the cables from the power supply are seated properly. If the problem still exists, then you'll need a new power supply.

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