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post #11 of 25
Take the cathodes out

if that dosent work rip all the wires out and put the PSU back in making sure nothing is shorted out
    
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You might not want to do this but this is what I would personally do and recommend.

This definitely sounds like a grounding issue..

1) Take EVERYTHING out of the case.
2) Unplug all wires from everything, and make sure the mobo standoffs are in place.
3) Put everything back in.

You did install motherboard standoffs, correct?
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post #13 of 25
None of the components should function any differently on their sides so we can narrow it down to grounding and loose wiring.

Try unplugging and plugging back in all the internal wires, if something is loose then you should be able to remedy it pretty easily that way.

If its not that then it probably is grounding and I can't really help you there.
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post #14 of 25
You can try this quickly just to test, take off the side panel on the mobo side of the case and try to pull the metal plate a little that the board is held onto. That would tell you if its grounding on that.
    
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post #15 of 25
This may sound strange, but try holding your CPU cooler in place with the case upright and see if it will start.
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post #16 of 25
it may also be the heatsink on the processor - when its tipped on its side, the force of gravity is helping the heatsink contact, when the tower is upright, gravity wants to pull perpendicularly to the mounting points of the heatsink.
    
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post #17 of 25
Nice, both of you, I didn't think of that but it very well could be that, or that his cpu cooler is flexing the board too much.
    
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post #18 of 25
oh man I was too slow writing that post someone beat me to it XD
    
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post #19 of 25
I was thinking of the "improperly installed heatsink" problem too but then you did say that you didn't touch anything else right?

I would say that before you uninstall and reinstall your heatsink, goto the BIOS and see if tilting your case dramatically changes the temps..

Otherwise, since it sounds sort of like a wiring problem, try using a ziptie your 20/24 pin connector, if the green or a ground wire isn't properly connected to the molex, it can cut the power off when you move the case
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post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
You might not want to do this but this is what I would personally do and recommend.

This definitely sounds like a grounding issue..

1) Take EVERYTHING out of the case.
2) Unplug all wires from everything, and make sure the mobo standoffs are in place.
3) Put everything back in.

You did install motherboard standoffs, correct?
Agreed....I bet that there is something behind the board causing a short(screw, standoff, etc.). When u stand the case up it probably brings whatever the object is into contact with the board. Then, when u lay your comp down the object (or whatever) is moved away from the board allowing your pc to start again. So, like Murloke, I also recommend that you take everything out of the case to make sure the standoffs are still in place and that there are no foreign objects that could be causing a short.
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