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System turns on by itself and won’t turn off. Help!

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December 27, 2005 8:29:00 PM

I’ve got a new system board here, it’s an Intel based server board by Gigabyte using a standard P4 processor.

The problem is, I plug it in and it turns on after 10 seconds or so.

I’ve disconnected everything and even pulled the board out of the case (incase of a short somewhere causing the problem) and it still happens with only the 2 power connectors connected. I’ve tried two different power supplies, from 2 brands, and same thing. These are 2U server power supplies (a 430W and a 600W, non-redundant) if that makes a difference. The PS does not turn on on it’s own without the power connector to the MB.

Any ideas?

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December 27, 2005 10:36:29 PM

Maybe the option in BIOS for restore after power loss (or whatever it is called) is set as computer ON..

If not, then all I can say is that it is better to have a computer that turn or and wont turn off than one that turn off and won't turn on again ..
December 27, 2005 11:25:34 PM

maybe there's a ghost in your computer
December 27, 2005 11:41:53 PM

Make sure that all of your power button and restart button connections are plugged in correctly because my friend had the exact same problem that I fixed in like 5 min.
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