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Hey guys,
maybe I'm being a total noob. For a few days now my CPU led is burning when I turn on my computer (sig rig). Before you hang me the only reason I even turn it off is because I have cheap multiplugs that buzz (will be getting new ones). I then switch off the power and disconnect power supply and then after a few attempts I am able to turn it on again without the CPU led burning.

This does not seem a healthy (or irritation free) long term solution. Any suggestions what may be going on? Rig is about 2 weeks old.

Thanks for the help!
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I would vote for a bad power - whether it's your PSU or the power strip, I couldn't tell you, but I would fix the power problem before you bother investigating anything else.
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post #3 of 7
I had a problem similar to this on my sig rig, but it was the motherboard. Every time I would turn the system off it would require me to unplug it, hold down the power button to power cycle the mobo, then it would start up. I had a few other issues with the motherboard as well, but once it was RMA'ed the problem was solved. I would return the MOBO as faulty and get a better power solution.
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Thanks for the advice guys, I was afraid it may be malfunctioning hardware. The annoying thing is I'll be moving (permanently) to Germany mid next week and bought the parts from UK suppliers so an exchange will be a pain. Otherwise Ill contact Asus and Corsair directly if that is at all possible.

I bought the Corsair PSU because I thought it was reliable. Would you suggest just getting it exchanged or get a different PSU, I kind of like the MB so might just get it exchanged.
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Did you buy online or locally? Either way, I would replace one then the other if the problem persists. But I would guess its the motherboard over the PSU. You should be able to contact the manufactures directly, but you will end up paying for shipping to them, which on the psu could be a pain.
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Originally Posted by mve1907 View Post
Thanks for the advice guys, I was afraid it may be malfunctioning hardware. The annoying thing is I'll be moving (permanently) to Germany mid next week and bought the parts from UK suppliers so an exchange will be a pain. Otherwise Ill contact Asus and Corsair directly if that is at all possible.

I bought the Corsair PSU because I thought it was reliable. Would you suggest just getting it exchanged or get a different PSU, I kind of like the MB so might just get it exchanged.
Yes, it's almost definately a hardware issue. Try doing a CMOS reset on the motherboard (if you haven't already) and see if that works.

You can contact the MFG directly regardless of where you bought it.

Corsair makes some of the best PSUs on the market, but you'll occasionally get a failure from even the best hardware.
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I contacted Asus to replace it here in Germany but they told me that I need to contact the vendor and do it through them which is a pain. I guess they are just being inflexible or the American customer service is just better. Either way I'll be sending the motherboard to the UK in a few weeks when I finish my dissertation.

Thanks for all the comments!!
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