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System shuts down. No blue screen etc. As if

Motherboard: Geforce6100SM-M V1

system shuts down. No blue screen etc. As if power has been removed. May take several attempts to get system running as it will seem to lose power mid way through power-up. yet other times will run for few hours. I've updated the bios to latest from your site. Changed RAM and added new graphics card.

Is this a known problem with a known fix or workaround.

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  • graham726 Nov 18, 2009

    Hi, thanks for the reply. All Capacitors look good, no bulging, discolouring etc. on any, no fluid discharge from bottoms and all appear to be stood straight.

    I think it may be something to do with the on/off switch. Generally when switching it on in the morning it may only run a few seconds. Each time the button is pressed it appears to boot a bit further until it will finally stay on for a reasonable period of time. This morning I pressed and held the button for several seconds and the system booted. I'll try this again when pc has been off for a while to confirm same results.

  • graham726 Nov 19, 2009

    Many thanks for the replies, but the problem is now very much on the back burner. Whilst trying to fix it I dropped a very large torch onto the flat screen monitor - which totally screwed it. So I've since gone and bought the missus another pc off ebay which is currently installed and working. So, finally got her smiling again at least. I'll look at the other pc as spares.

    Thanks again for the tips and advice.

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    joecoolvette May 11, 2010

    Sorry about your luck graham726. If you think it's the Power On switch there is a way to bypass the switch. The Soft Power On wire (Green), and any Ground wire, (All Black wires are Ground wires), have a temporary jumper wire placed between them. (Backside of 24-pin ATX Main, {motherboard}, Power Cable connector. Jumper wire is inserted deep, into the backside of the socket hole for each wire named. Use an insulated wire, 3/8ths inch insulation stripped back on each end. Jumper wire is used to make a momentary contact. There will be a spark. You may want to wear rubber gloves. (Example: Dishwashing gloves) Closer view of 24-pin ATX Main Power Cable connector,

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    joecoolvette May 11, 2010

    Updated the BIOS from what site? This is, not EliteGroup motherboards. There seems to be some confusion here. What BIOS version was it? What ram have you installed? What graphics card? Is this a new build? Are the standoffs installed correctly? (Spacers that hold motherboard above Support Plate) Do you want to know how to check your Power On switch to see if it's good, or bad? Concur with other expert. Could also be a power supply problem. Why? Those Ol' Capacitors I mentioned before. Do you have another known, good, power supply for a test? I await your answers.

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    joecoolvette May 11, 2010

    Should like you to look at the Electrolytic Capacitors on the motherboard. Specifically the one's that surround the processor. See if any of them show visual signs of failure. Copy, and paste the link below into your address bar, and press the Enter key. Tells you, and shows you visual signs of capacitor failure. EliteGroup mobo's,(Motherboard's), are known for using cheap capacitors.



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Sounds like either the fan on the cpu is giving trouble or the power supply itself. remove the cover and observe the fan to see if it is working properly also check the fan in the power supply. replace as necassary

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Could be a power supply problem. Have you tries to change it? Also set defaults in bios and see if it helps.

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