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Topic # 66278 16-Aug-2010 16:37
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My computer only runs if i have my finger holding the power button down, as soon as i release the button it shuts down.
Also it shows nothing on a screen, so my plan is to just buy a second hand motherboard with 2.8ghz+ P4, just for some gaming.

Just wanted to make sure that its not a simple easy fix problem that i could fix? before i go and spend money on another Mobo.

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  Reply # 368251 16-Aug-2010 16:41
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It could be as simple as the button is broken.

Try connecting the reset button as the power button and see if that fixes it

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  Reply # 368252 16-Aug-2010 16:42
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Hmmm, sounds like it could just be the button itself. It's probably not too hard to replace the switch behind it?

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 368258 16-Aug-2010 17:03
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O i should have mentioned, i have tried a switch from another computer that i no works, and the same thing happened

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  Reply # 368268 16-Aug-2010 17:31
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Could be power supply, rule that out first before trying to find an obsolete motherboard that also works.




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  Reply # 368271 16-Aug-2010 17:36
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o yeah, bought brand new pwr supply for it also.

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