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post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by kiwiasian;11931179 
that third pin is there for a reason...
unless construction workers intentionally do not ground it...
Exactly my point. It should be, but that doesn't mean it happens.wink.gif
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post #12 of 17
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that third pin is there for a reason...
unless construction workers intentionally do not ground it...
It's simply another path for the electricity to take. While it's nice to have it, it is not necessary.

I'm in agreement with MrScott that it's most likely a static discharge issue.

It could also be a short somewhere in the wiring, or even a bad/loose connection somewhere. Or even a dangling wire within the case, that happens to ground (short) with even the slightest movement.

Linkin, do you have another PSU you could test with?
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I'll see if unplugging the reset cable from the mobo will work. Thanks!

PS: Was it this thread?


And why would they not ground it? D:
Is it really that much effort or expense?


And nope, don't have another PSU. First time build, upgraded from a craPC called the Dell Dimension E510 from 2006 or so. The only game it could've run at playable framerates was MapleStory.
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post #14 of 17
Check the soldering on the front panel connectors.

Sometimes the sloppy soldering may result in shorts.
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post #15 of 17
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And why would they not ground it? D:
Is it really that much effort or expense?
Because 12/2 wire is a lot cheaper than 12/3 wire. Like half the cost. Copper is expensive.
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post #16 of 17
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I'll see if unplugging the reset cable from the mobo will work. Thanks!

PS: Was it this thread?

No, it wasnt that thread, it was on this forum. Hope it works for you
post #17 of 17
Having the same problem here. Definitely has to do with grounding. I noticed that wen i'm static charged, and touch my case the screen goes black. Wen i discharge first, by touching my central heating nothing happens. My wall socket has no ground, house is like 30 years old.
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