Strange Power Switch Question


I've had my PC for almost two years now and have never had any problems with turning it on.

However, this last week, I was pressing the power button some 50 times but it wouldn't turn on at all, however power was being supplied as I could see the little LED lights on like usual.

Then I decided to turn power off completely from the power supply and on again and as soon as I pressed the power switch, the PC turned on and worked normally :D

For the last three days, this is how I have been putting on my PC as if I don't turn the power supply off completely, it won't turn on.

Any ideas please as to what might be causing this malfunction?

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  1. try removing the P.Sw cable from your mobo and shorting the two pins momentarily with a clip or small screwdriver, if this turns it on fine then your switch or wire is at fault, if not then its likely more serious.
  2. Hi :)

    I own computer shops.... its NEVER the switch... its the PSU...

    All the best Brett :)
  3. Hi guys,

    Thanks for your messages. It was the PSU in fact... I just switch it off after using the PC and when I switch it back on from the back, my PC starts straight away. Something to do with it decharging I heard... Might need to change it if it starts playing up again.

    All the best
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