Powering up desktop

by Terry Miller
(Carleton, Mi., USA)

My computer will not power up with the switch unless I unplug it and the green light goes out on the back of the power supply. Then I have to unplug the power supply, wait for the light to go out, then while holding the power button down plug in the power cord. What is causing this?

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Nov 10, 2017
Powering up desktop
by: Remus

There can be two things that can cause this.
The first one is the motherboard and the second one is the power supply. You can find out which one it is by using a new power supply. If the computer does the same thing then this is the motherboard fault. If it powers up as normal then this is a faulty power supply.

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