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Replaced Mobo; PC Turns On By Itself Now?

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October 8, 2009 4:41:56 PM

The motherboard in my PC recently failed, so I RMA'd it to ASUS. The replacement board seems to power the computer back on a couple of seconds after I shut it down. The only way to keep it off any longer is to flip the switch on my PSU. This happened when I was breadboarding it at my office and when I had it fully assembled in it's case at home.

I figure there is either a short somewhere, or a jumper setting that is causing the problem. Does anyone have any idea why it would be doing this? Everything else is fine, it never reboots without warning or behaves strange; it just turns back on after I power it off.

System Specs:
i7 920
ASUS P6T Deluxe
Corsair 850TX
Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333 (3x2GB)
EVGA GTX 275
Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty
2x WD Caviar Black 500GB (RAID 0)
1x WD Caviar Blue 500GB
Windows Vista Ultimate x64
Antec P182

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October 8, 2009 7:54:14 PM

You said, is a short, usually between the mobo and the case....
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October 8, 2009 9:20:24 PM

The reason I find a case short so hard to believe is because it was doing the same thing when it wasn't even in the case while I was breadboarding the system to test it's functionality. At the time I thought it had something weird to do with the old surge protector I had it plugged into, but it did the same thing at home.

Also every time I've experienced a case short, the computer refuses to even power on and otherwise behaves strangely; this just turns itself back on.
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October 9, 2009 2:52:39 AM

That is strange. I assume you have gone into the BIOS power options and such? Maybe try setting everything in the power tab back to default. Otherwise than that, it very well may be a short on the board itself, as you said it did the same thing when you were bread boarding it. I can't envision a jumper getting in the way, but then again, it could possibly be a used board that someone tinkered with?
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October 9, 2009 3:06:53 PM

I browsed through the 200 page .pdf user's manual, but found nothing helpful. I'll probably restore my BIOS to default settings and/or flash it to update it and see if either has any effect. I did notice when I first got the board that it had collected some dust on the I/O ports and someone wrote a letter in sharpie on one of the smaller chips on the board. I assumed this meant the board had been tested and was probably a refurbished unit.

I'd hate to have to send another board back to ASUS and pay for shipping again, so I'll probably just learn to deal with it unless it causes and problems beyond this little annoyance.
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 27, 2010 5:05:44 PM

I have this problem too with a Asus M4N78 PRO.
I thought this was because of Wake on Lan settings. But last night, the computer started again.
Every power settings related to this was disabled on bios (power on by wake event / PCI or PCI-E, power on by PS2, power on by alarm, and so).
Also, the network cable was DISCONNECTED from the computer!

Can't figure out why. Thats really strange.
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