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PC starts automatically when plugged in and gets shut down after some time

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August 6, 2013 10:04:25 PM

My desktop was working fine till yesterday but suddenly it logged off. When I tried to start it again it started but shut down again after some time. This is now happening continuously. The PC starts automatically when I plug in.

I tried to swap the POWER and RESET switch on the motherboard but that did not work. Finally I used a screwdriver to short and my PC started working. But I don't want to use a screwdriver everytime to start my PC.PSU is working fine.It seems that problem is with CPU's start button and POWER,RESET switch.

Can anybody suggest me how can I start my PC using POWER and RESET switch?
I have a PC with an Intel motherboard

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a c 83 V Motherboard
August 8, 2013 2:44:49 PM

sounds like maybe the physical wiring to the button itself, if you can short it manually and it works, but the button kills it, contact the case manufacturer and request a new button assembly, i've had to do it before and they usually just send it to you free.
August 12, 2013 10:54:35 PM

Thank you for your reply.I kept only POWER pin connected and removed RESET pin.Then I pulled out POWER wire little bit and switched on my PC and magic!!!Pc started working fine. :-)
a c 83 V Motherboard
August 13, 2013 9:55:24 AM

Glad to hear it, for how important all that wiring is, it's funny how flimsy and low quality the manufacturers make it.
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