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Computer can only stay on if I hold the Power Button

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September 6, 2012 7:32:08 AM

Rosewill Case Challenger
Biostar H61 MGC
Intel Pentium G620
Cooler Master 550 watts
Gtx 560
8gb of ram



The problem im having right now is that my computer can only turn on when I hold the power button on the case but if I let go the power button then the computer will right away turn off,(yes i've held it for more then 10 seconds) my motherboard doesnt have a power button on it so there was no way to test if it was the case or the motherboard. . Could this be the the rosewill challengers front panel connectors, im 90 percent sure they are plugged in correctly. As well my dvd drive wont eject, and my monitor doesn't get any signal even if I hold the power button. Could it just be my motherboard or could this be the front control panel from the case im not sure. Anyways I well try anything when I get home from class tomorrow and Thanks for the help. :) 

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September 6, 2012 7:59:56 AM

First I'll Clear CMOS (by unplug the CMOS battery for 5 minutes with computer unplugged from power)

and if the problems persist try with another PSU.........
your system almost completely dead since the the monitor won't post.
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September 6, 2012 8:51:20 AM

sounds like you got the reset and power switch cables mixed up. try switching them around
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September 6, 2012 9:39:57 AM

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sounds like you got the reset and power switch cables mixed up. try switching them around


Yep, I've sorta done that before, I had the cables + and - swapped around, kinda got the same results...
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September 6, 2012 9:49:10 AM

he means the pin for power and the reset need to be switched so power became reset and reset become power.....

(I'm never think of that...)
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September 6, 2012 9:58:48 AM

I know that... Was just sharing another one of my retarded experiences...
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September 6, 2012 2:31:46 PM

markvh said:
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sounds like you got the reset and power switch cables mixed up. try switching them around


Yep, I've sorta done that before, I had the cables + and - swapped around, kinda got the same results...


ill try but according to my manual all the plugs are connected right ill try that but that doesnt solve thee dvd drive error.
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