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October 26, 2010 7:10:31 AM

hi, hope this is the correct category.

i have a foxconn G31MX Series with quad core processor which when i switch on, turns on for a couple of seconds, turns off, then back on again loading normally.
this only happens after the pc has been switched off for a long while or overnight and it continues to work perfectly ok after this.
is this normal behaviour? any advice would be much appreciated.

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October 26, 2010 7:27:55 AM

Yes it is, the board is doing a power test of the Power supply unit to make sure all of the power rails are
within spec.

If there was a fault it would not re-power its self up like you say.
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October 26, 2010 9:47:58 AM

it sounds like a PSU issue. To be specific it sounds like the symptoms of a failing/leaky capacitor.
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October 26, 2010 5:19:09 PM

rincal said:
hi, hope this is the correct category.

i have a foxconn G31MX Series with quad core processor which when i switch on, turns on for a couple of seconds, turns off, then back on again loading normally.
this only happens after the pc has been switched off for a long while or overnight and it continues to work perfectly ok after this.
is this normal behaviour? any advice would be much appreciated.


I get the same - For quite a while, and there hasn't been any problem whatsoever-
October 26, 2010 5:20:59 PM

Your rig is fine. Doing what it is supposed to.
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October 27, 2010 1:53:10 AM

iam2thecrowe said:
it sounds like a PSU issue. To be specific it sounds like the symptoms of a failing/leaky capacitor.

+ 1 I agree with that.
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October 27, 2010 10:13:10 PM

If you have a cheapo PSU I would replace it to be safe, they tend to take components with them.

However, I have a PC at home that has been doing it since day one (can't remember if it does it every time or not) and hasn't had an issue for about 1.5 years.
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