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So I woke up today and my computer won't boot. It turns on for a split second then turns off and keeps doing that. If i flip the switch to single BIOS it just sits on but doesn't post. I removed everything and breadboard it to make sure no case shorts or anything, reseated everything, single stick of RAM, etc.

Tomorrow I'll be grabbing a PSU to test but the Thermaltake tough power 850 I have is a couple years old and not exactly stellar. I jumpered it and it stays on by itself fine.

My question is does anyone have any experience with a similar issue? I'm hoping it's PSU, if not how is gigabytes RMA process? I have 3 months warranty left luckily.

Edit: also if I flip the PSU switch and power it on enough times it eventually starts but cuts off after a while.
Edited by Echoa - 7/19/16 at 2:51pm
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My brother had an issue like that. Turns out to be a loose power plug to the motherboard.

How long is after a while? Sounds like a build up of current is happening in the computer hardware which shouldn't happen.

I've RMA'd a Gigabyte motherboard before. Got it back in about 2-3 weeks after sending it.

RMA process is pretty much similar across major brands.

You send in a request for RMA and they give you a RMA number and you post it to their RMA center for inspection and if they find a fault they replaced it if not they send the same motherboard back to you.

Make sure you put the CPU socket plastic cover before sending it of course.
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Originally Posted by benjamen50 View Post

My brother had an issue like that. Turns out to be a loose power plug to the motherboard.

How long is after a while? Sounds like a build up of current is happening in the computer hardware which shouldn't happen.

I've RMA'd a Gigabyte motherboard before. Got it back in about 2-3 weeks after sending it.

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Make sure you put the CPU socket plastic cover before sending it of course.

Wow 2-3 weeks? Well if the new PSU tomorrow doesn't price fruitful then that's not so bad. After a while could be 20min or 2+hrs

Crossing my fingers for a bad psu but knowing that it might only be 3 weeks is nice

Your thoughts are essentially what mine have been, it seems like it's shutting off due to a short or something. Like a circuit breaker is flipping
Edited by Echoa - 7/19/16 at 10:11pm
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Yeah, this was from Australia where I am to the Taiwan Gigabyte RMA department. Funnily enough I have a G1.Sniper M5 which is a Z87 motherboard with all completely USB functionality broken (went through a bad power surge). It would turn on and work for a bit but then it would suddenly refuse to turn on until you power it off for some time.
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Looks like the board is dead, getting rma asap.
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