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Need Help, Computer Won't Boot from Start Button, Only From PSU Switch

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Hi there,

I helped my friend build his rig yesterday, the specs are

Gigabyte h77-dh3 + intel 3470
Kingston 1333mhz ram 2x4gb
msi 7850 twin frozr
seasonic m12ii 620w
intel 330 series 180gb ssd
toshiba 1tb hdd
NZXT Temptest 410
The whole system was working fine, installed win 7 and all, and it could boot up using the start button. However, after installing some drivers, I couldn't turn the system on with the start button anymore. In addition, i found out I could turn the computer on only if i flicked the power switch on the PSU quickly off and on again. The start button could not boot up the computer, but it could shut the computer down.

Does anyone know what might be causing this problem? Thanks in advance =)
post #2 of 14
Try hooking the reset up to the power prongs see if it helps

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Or you can tap a key on the 2 power pins see if it boots

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Thanks, I will try that when I get to the computer.

When you say tap a key on the 2 power pins, you mean using something electrically conductive to close the circuit between one power prong to the other?
post #5 of 14
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Thanks, I will try that when I get to the computer.
When you say tap a key on the 2 power pins, you mean using something electrically conductive to close the circuit between one power prong to the other?

Yes. That is effectively all the power button does, its a momentary switch so it only closes for the time you push it in, so its the same as momentairly closing the circut yourself. Many people do this to test boards quickly and when buttons arent handy.
     
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Yes. That is effectively all the power button does, its a momentary switch so it only closes for the time you push it in, so its the same as momentairly closing the circut yourself. Many people do this to test boards quickly and when buttons arent handy.

ty so much. Will update this once i've tested the board =)
post #7 of 14
If the key does work simple solution. Use your reset button for power button or just taper there wires to the original power button. Then there is the toggle switches I like to use they just look cool plus only like 69 cents at radioshack


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Well, my friend just tested the key, as well as the using the reset plug to connect the power prongs.

Using the key with the PSU on didn't turn the computer on, he had to flick the PSU switch on/off quickly again.

Using the reset plug to connect the power prongs together and then pressing the reset button to turn on the computer didn't work either.

I'm guessing that something is wrong with the motherboard itself?
post #9 of 14
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Well, my friend just tested the key, as well as the using the reset plug to connect the power prongs.
Using the key with the PSU on didn't turn the computer on, he had to flick the PSU switch on/off quickly again.
Using the reset plug to connect the power prongs together and then pressing the reset button to turn on the computer didn't work either.
I'm guessing that something is wrong with the motherboard itself?

Most likely.
     
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post #10 of 14
I am now haveing the same issue , did u discover wether it was a mobo or psu issue ???
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