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Power button not working... mobo issue?

Q: Power button not working... mobo issue?

Hey guys I had some contractors doing some work on my house today and they needed to shut the circuit off to the room my computer was in The computer was on at the time so it shut off when the power was cut Now it won t go back on Power button does nothing at all and I don t know if it s the power supply mobo or switch I ve got a power supply tester which causes my computers fans to start up when it s plugged in so the power supply does respond not Power mobo button working... issue? The results are in the attached file It shows LL which means to low to register voltage for the - V line I honestly don t know if I even have that line so I don t know if that s bad I attached the label on my power supply too Would Power button not working... mobo issue? no voltage cause a computer to completely not respond Because the fans DO start up when the power supply tester is plugged in I don t think the switch is the problem because I tried to short the power switch jumpers with a paper clip and nothing happened I also took the CMOS battery out for a while and then tried it again and that didn t work Any ideas on whether I need a mobo or a power supply I don t have an extra PSU around to test with but I may try to find one before ordering a new mobo thanks in advance -mike nbsp

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A: Power button not working... mobo issue?

Not the switch. Could be the motherboard or PSU, but I don't have any good insight.

I would unplug the PSU and flip the 120/240V switch to 240V, then flip it back before plugging it in. To me, this doesn't make any logical sense, but over about 16 years of playing with PCs I have seen it work twice.
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My machine runs as normal, all the fans are working. My PSU and Video Card is quite new, I upgraded them over a year ago. No problems since today my computer wont boot up.

My moniter is blank, there is no light on the keyboard, so Im assuming it has something to do with the MOBO. But the there is a GREEN LIGHT on in the MOBO

Already tried unplugging the Jumpers, the CMOS battery, RAM, the 4pin and 24pin connectors. Holding the Power button for 30-60 secs(with Power cord off)

I tried everything I could think of.

Any help Folks?

CPU: Intel? Core?2 Quad Processor Q9400 at 2.66 GHz
GPU: GTX 760 4GB DirectCU II
Memory RAM: 6GB
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
PSU: Corsair CX750M

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Have you tried having different Ram setups like only having 4GB?
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In reference to the following posting,
I am not the individual who initiated this query but I did have the same issue with my Dell Inspiron 5547, where it wouldn't turn on after a power button shut down.
I followed Hema's instructions by removing the battery and charger and then holding down the power button for a few seconds, and then putting back the parts. It seemed to have done the trick... At least for now. Is this just a temporary fix?
While doing a Google search for a solution I seem to have encountered a number of people who experienced the same issue. Can you also explain why this happens with this particular Dell laptop? Is it a model flaw?
Thank you
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A:Power button (mobo) problem?

Which case brand do you have. We have seen power switch problems with at least three popular brands of computer cases..
Unfortunately, we have found no obvious fix because the case makers to not repair switches or replace parts.
On some a small plastic part breaks. On others the switch grounds itself against the case wall or panel.
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Can I damage my motherboard by plugging in the case power button connecter backwards? Neither my case nor my motherboard specifies what is negative and what is positive.

Can I damage my motherboard by turning it on with nothing in it? (Ram, processor...)

I attached a picture of my current set up and a scanned diagram of my mobo manual.

Current set up:

A:Damage mobo by plugging in power button backwards.

The case power switch is just a switch which shorts the two pins on the mobo via the leads and case switch. Short answer : no it doesn't matter which direct the case power switch leads plug into the mobo.

Can you damage the mobo by turning it on without RAM and, but why would you want to? Really destroyed RAM or CPU which looks like a short (electrically), yes! time to buy new mobo. But no RAM or CPU is just an open circuit so you'll just hear alot of beeping from the BIOS.
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Look up the new motherboards model number on Google and see if you can find a manual for the board
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A:Static shock case power button... mobo fried?

Sounds like you've fried something important. You could probably try getting an RMA on the board, but they might realize what has happened.

I feel for you bro. I did a similar thing with a motherboard not too long ago.
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A:Pc failed to start, leave it for 30 mins it starts.Powersupply, Power Button, Or MOBO

i think it has to do with either mobo or PSU.
power button alone i don;t think would be the issue because your computer starts at 20-30 mins afterwards... if the power button is out of order, i don't even think you could start the computer..

so.. basically i could say that your pc is quite old., 3-5 years old perhaps.... which indicate that psu might be gtting bad....
try to swap a new PSU and see whether it works...

or rather wait what some people comment about this...
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It's called a hard shutdown if you hold the start button in until the computer shuts down and it really doesn't hurt anything to do it once in awhile, if you have to do it very often then i would start looking into why.
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Is this a self-built or custom built PC or one made by a major manufacturer such as Dell, eMachines, Gateway, HP, etc.? If it's a self or custom built, do you have a Gigabyte motherboard?
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A:Having motherboard, PSU, or power button issue

Change the CMOS battery.
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A:power button not working

Hold the button in for a few secons...10 or longer
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have u tried the methods mentioned in the thread ??

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...then go after the motherboard
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Furthermore you can check the settings. I?m not sure but I think you can find them in ?Control Panel? .

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Hello jun2306 and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please follow the BSOD posting instructions. You'll have to configure your computer to create dump files and then post those files in this thread for someone to analyze. Thanks.
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A:IdeaPad Yoga power button not working (?)

Hi andefoo , 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
WOuld you have the machine number (check on the machine number from the sticker or check it from here ,just keep your serial number confidential) based on the image that it would look more of a Yoga 11s  instead of yoga11  which have different structure specially with the power board. 
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Update us how it would work best for you. 
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I have never used or knew you could use a power button in the fashion you want but I do know if you fill in your complete specs, (My System Specs) it will others help you.
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Windows Power Options won't list it, as it doesn't exist.

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A:Reset button acts as power button

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

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A:PC restart during graphic-intensive tasks. PSU issue? GPU issue? Mobo issue?

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A:Dell Inspiron 14 5459 power button needs 3 seconds long press to power up?

Thank you for writing to us!
This is unusual we would suggest you to check with another system to see if the same happens.
Kindly provide us with the service tag and email address.
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The motherboard is bad. Have you tried reseating the memory?
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A:Windows 7 blank screen after sleep mode (unable to power off with power button)


Is it possible that you can test with another compatible PSU? I would strongly suggest doing so.

Also try the following steps:
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?You should get the no memory beep errors

If the Power Supply is in working order and no beeps are present then it can be indicative of a faulty motherboard.

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A:Dell XPS random shutdown won't power on solid amber power button

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A:Shut down computer, remove all power sources, hold down power button

Further information; this is what my manufacturer of my laptop suggested for my USB issues View Document. After step B. of the power cycle directions, my computer works fine.

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A:Dell- blinking power button- vista power mgmt?

Is it a desktop or Laptop?

Dell desktops are well known to have dodgy power units (hardware) installed.

Have you tried a cold reboot to see what happens?.....If you continue to have power issues call the Dell customer support and they'll send you a new power supply (for desktop).

Not sure about the laptops though.
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See if your mobo has a power switch on the actual board itself. Power it on that way and see if the problem persists
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A:Power button and sleep button

sleep buttons depend on the manufacturers to where they go. most laptops sleep function is assigned to an F key and used in conjuction with the function or "fn" button. usually on F2 or F3.
These buttons are not programmable via the power options in control panel.

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A:Power down button does not completely turn computer power off

I found the solution on another thread. If you have this problem try the following:
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4. Uncheck the box next to Turn on fast startup (recommended)
5. Make sure Hibernate is unchecked.
6. Left click Save changes.
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A:HP DV6-3000 Getting NO power. No response from power button ...

Bannor,  The LED on the DC jack usually is an indicator of whether the AC adapter is working properly.  That light is on a different circuit and does not require a good system board.  If the light does not come on usually the adapter is bad. If you've already tested or replaced the adapter then the dc jack is the next step however when HP replaces this part in the repair depot they usually replace the entire board (with jack soldered on) at once.  You might consider replacing the entire board. Wes
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A:computer wont power up/power button?

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A:GeekSquad sez mobo shot, but pwr button stands-by

just the normal.
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A:Pressing restart button could damage MOBO or other Hardware Devices?


For the MOBO (CMOS settings reset), turn off the computer, unplug form the socket, remove the MOBO battery and shorten the two poles of the MOBO battery socket with a screw driver or any other conductor (be careful not to touch anything else) and replace the battery with a new one (just to check if it's not dead). If this don't help, there should be a jumper on the MOBO, dedicated on CMOS reset. Read your MOBO manual. Try ASUS support site.

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A:Pc power up without press power button

Go into the bios and find something like "Self Power on" and disable it, then it shouldn't happen anymore.
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What motherboard do you have?
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Two new motherboards tells us you made the same simple install error in both of them.
Tell us more about power supply, memory, cable.
Did you make sure the memory was correct for both new boards, and what is the memory on the old board. Would also like to know the power supply and other hard ware.
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A:power button

You can change which icon displays in the Start menu by right-clicking on any blank space within the start menu, selecting properties, and the prompt is right there.

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A:power button

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question HI does any one have a fix for the power button in the start menu? if I click it the icon blinks but does not show up to shut down or restart at all Thanks for any help
Paul Right click on Start menu -> Close or Unconnect -> Reboot pc
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A:The Power Button

You touched the RAM? How did you clean it? A flashing blue light may be an indication of a hardware issue.

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The Windows 8.1 upgrade has a better way to turn off the system with the right-click lower-left of the screen (or Win-X) menu. Also, the small $5 app Start8 will bring back a Windows 7-like Start menu, complete with a shutdown command. I would recommend these two.

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%windir%\System32\powercfg -hibernate on


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