Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

PC will turn on for a few seconds then turn back off and repeat this cycle

  • Computers
  • Systems
Last response: in Systems
March 30, 2014 1:57:54 PM

I have had this problem before but it went away after leaving my computer for a few days, it is happening again but won't boot into the OS. I have tried clearing the CMOS which didn't work? And I can't really return any of my components because of my location.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

More about : turn seconds turn back repeat cycle

Best solution

March 30, 2014 2:08:39 PM

how old is the system/components you are currently running, could the capacitors have swollen? I see this all the time with Dell and HP repairs, I also see this regularly with older 3-4 year old PSU's on certain education systems, replacements usually fix the issue, might be worth getting a cheap tester psu to test your system board with, then slowly add components to see what fails.
March 30, 2014 2:11:19 PM

It could be an overheating issue. See if your computer has collected any dust on the inside, if there is clean it out with some duster or compressed air.
Related resources