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PC won't boot up with power button; reset needed

Q: PC won't boot up with power button; reset needed

This problem has been happening for a few months now. When I try to turn on my computer using the power button located on the front of the case, I hear the fan running but my monitor's status light is just blinking; nothing on the screen. At that point I press the hard reset button on the front of the case and then it boots up normally, with the BIOS screen and everything. This happens about 90% of the time; the other 10% it boots up fine. How can I make it so my PC boots up properly when I press the power button?

I know I shut down the PC every night by going to the Start menu and choosing shut down. Any help would be appreciated.

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A: PC won't boot up with power button; reset needed

See that the connector for the Power Switch is plugged in properly to the M/B pins.

If possible, replace the Power Supply with a working one to verify if it's a faulty PSU.
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A:Reset button acts as power button

It shows the proper connections on page 15 of the manual.

Neither the power on or reset button need any polarity concerns when connecting, they are both use open/closed type switches.

The reset connector is label RE, THE power connector is labeled PW.
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The SSD might be failing. Is it still under warranty?
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A:Power/Reset button

You will have to look at a diagram of what each connector is for. They vary a lot and just because 2 particular connectors on one board are for power or reset doesn't mean that the same ones will be used on a different board. Though the polarity doesn't matter for the switches, you have to make sure it is right for LED's or they won't work.
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A:PC froze, used Power button to close, now can't boot up

The on-board diagnostics may not be as comprehensive as the drive fitness software and could have missed the problem--assuming it is with the hard drive.If you want to attempt a complete recovery/reset you may not need disks. There's a good chance there's a restore partition you can boot to directly. You'd need to check the manual to make sure.
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Originally Posted by Chip718

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Is using the Reset the same as using Start> Turn Off Computer> Restart

Thanks for any info.

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Hi, CyprusLenny55.
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This is reset:

Even if you set the reset button without function it does so the same thing, the button doesn't get no function.

The power button works well.


MB photo:

Let me clarify, when I press this button, of reset:

The system suddenly restarts and give me kernel power 41 error instead of sleep.
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A:Black Screen, have to hit Reset button on Chasis.

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A:Reset button goes to windows did not shutdown properly screen

That is perfectly normal. Basically, it causes an abrupt shutdown, meaning that unlike a proper shutdown files and documents are not saved properly to disk. The reset button is only meant to be used in the event of a system crash where there is no other means of shutting down and restarting because the mouse and keyboard are inoperative. I do sometimes use it if I am trying to catch the option to boot to my Linux disk (F11 on my system) and miss it.
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A:fail to post after restart, but fixed with reset button

Welcome to Seven forums LongN3ck.
Offhand this sounds like a bad motherboard. Power off and remove all USB devices, except keyboard, mouse, and try it. Take out all memory modules except one and try it.
Power off and reset CMOS. Pull the power cable out first.
*Method one, remove the coin battery and short the battery terminals for 10 seconds.
*Method two, The mother board may have CMOS reset jumpers, short them for 10 seconds.

If the issue persists I still think its a bad board. I've had much experience with bad ones.
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Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
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When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
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Quote: Originally Posted by nuflia

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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Do you have onboard sound, or a separate sound card?

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A:Power On Button

Hello Maurice it has been a while.

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A:Power button

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I have a Dell L C The unit seems to overheat when the machine is on for a long period of time It wont turn back on so the user had this great idea of constantly hitting the power button until it did Which for some reason seems to work After he hits it about times the unit turns back on I have checked the wires and made sure the connections inside the machine and outside the machine are ok I am not sure that its the power button but it would seem that even if the unit was on for long periods it should restart by hitting the power button Unless its overheating would excess heat cause the unit not to boot The workstation is in a small office in a shipping and recieving area its not next to a heater and the office isnt kept at hot conditions I am wondering if bad ram or a bad cpu can keep the unit from booting up after its been on or should I just order a new power button then power supply and do a process of elemination Thanks Eli nbsp

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whne i am pressing power button then lights on for only 2-3 sec then it is turn off after some times its on and starting pc i dont know why and also when my pc wents in seep and i tuch the mouse pad then its wents in shut down can any one give me solution for that