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Old January 19th 08, 03:52 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
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Default Computer will not start

On Jan 14, 7:38 pm, wrote:
I did not build this computer ... but I am trying to fix it. The
computer is a custom build.

I have an Altec SLK1650 case. I am trying to track down a problem.
If I can get the computer to start the computer works fine. When I
press the button to start the computer it will make the appropriate
sounds but within 1 second the computer dies. If I press the start
button repeatedly it will act like it is going to start for
progressively longer times until it finally it continues running. At
this point the operating system is not running but the fans are
running. I then push the reset button and then the computer start
starts normally. I replaced the power supply (350W) with a 450W but
that did not help. At this point the computer will not start at
all. If I hold the reset button in and press the start button the
computer will sound like it is running but will not boot. When I
release the reset button the computer dies. Just wondering if it
might have something to do with the start or reset buttons. Any
suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance for the help ... Michael

Well the way I work it is that I try everything that I can and then
give it to someone that has the resources to track down the problem.
That would be a repair shop. I ended up replacing the power supply
and the motherboard. One interesting side note: Those vertical
"barrel" shaped things on the motherboard of which there are a couple
dozen. Well the ends appear to be aluminum and have a score mark on
them. Most are depressed into the "barrel". The repairman pointed
out two that were starting to expand out. He said those were bad or
going bad. Anyway the computer is working. Thanks for all of the
help ... Michael