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Computer won't power on straight away.

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May 27, 2012 3:52:18 PM

If I drain all power from my computer by unplugging the power cable and pressing the power button a few times, the computer will refuse to turn on for the next few minutes. No LED's turn on, and the PSU seems to be dead. This problem seems to occur every time I drain the power.

I have checked that the power signal wire from the case is correctly plugged into the motherboard and that the wire is undamaged. My case does not have a system speaker, so I'm unsure if any errors have occurred.

Is this a problem with the motherboard or PSU?

My computer
CPU: i5 2500k @ stock speeds
GPU: MSI Twin Frozr ii 560Ti
RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance @1600MHz
HDD: 500GB Seagate
CASE: Fractal R3 Design
MOBO: Gigabyte Z77-D3H

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May 28, 2012 1:46:13 PM

Why are you trying to drain the power anyway, just out of curiosity?

I can't answer your question exactly, only thing I can think of is maybe the Caps need to recharge before the board can power up.
May 28, 2012 2:08:50 PM

I was testing my gigabyte motherboard for the cold boot problem.