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 Post subject: PC Help
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:27 
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My PC has just started power cycling.

It powers on for a few seconds then powers off then powers on.

I have taken the memory out 1 at a time, unplugged each HDD and removed the graphics card, with no luck.

Any suggestions before i take it to the local PC shop?

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 Post subject: Re: PC Help
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:33 
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Dying PSU? It would be the first thing I'd swap if I had all the bits to try anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: PC Help
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:38 
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I don't have bits.. I will have to drop it off at local PC shop :(

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 Post subject: Re: PC Help
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:51 
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The power button on my PC often sticks if you press it in at a slight angle and you have to flick it out from the casing a bit when you switch it on. The other day it got totally stuck for the first time and I noticed that what this does is make it switch on and off constantly with a few seconds delay between each action. Worth checking something like that hasn't happened to yours purely because the behaviour sounds so similar.


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 Post subject: Re: PC Help
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:18 
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Checked that looks ok.. Cheers

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 Post subject: Re: PC Help
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:25 
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Mine did this recently and I unplugged everything till it stopped it. Turns out it was the sodding keyboard!


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 Post subject: Re: PC Help
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:59 
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Any POST beeps?

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 Post subject: Re: PC Help
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:36 
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It did not get that far... powered on, powered off after a second or 2. :(

Dropped it off at a mate who builds them.

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 Post subject: Re: PC Help
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 14:11 
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TBH boot loops can mean anything. Bad contact on the PSU, bad PSU, bad CPU, bad GPU etc.

Obviously the easiest way to sort it out is to take it to some one who has spare parts and can replace one at a time :)

Hope it gets sorted out quickly :)

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 Post subject: Re: PC Help
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 14:18 
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No the easiest way to fix it, is to buy a new PC.


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 Post subject: Re: PC Help
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 15:35 
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DavPaz wrote:
No the easiest way to fix it, is to buy a new PC.


Well yes, but will go cheaperst way.

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 Post subject: Re: PC Help
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 15:47 
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KovacsC wrote:
DavPaz wrote:
No the easiest way to fix it, is to buy a new PC.


Well yes, but will go cheaperst way.


Get a laptop as they are free

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 Post subject: Re: PC Help
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 20:28 
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It means you need to add more LEDs.


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 Post subject: Re: PC Help
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 20:54 
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And flash the bios..

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 Post subject: Re: PC Help
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 22:25 
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DavPaz wrote:
No the easiest way to fix it, is to buy a new PC.

With Windows 10.

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 Post subject: Re: PC Help
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 23:36 
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Future Warrior wrote:
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No the easiest way to fix it, is to buy a new PC.

With Windows 10.

If you wish to discuss Windows 10, I suggest you start a thread on the subject.


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 Post subject: Re: PC Help
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:02 
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Have you tried yelling and hitting the case?

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 Post subject: Re: PC Help
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:04 
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PC Help sounds like just the kind of chap to assist a young boy retrieving his football from a group of bullies whilst teaching everyone a good moral lesson on friendship and sharing.

I am disappointed in this thread.

I'm sure if PC Help us reading this, Kovscs, he would help you fix your complicator.

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 Post subject: Re: PC Help
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:06 
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It's gone mad.

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 Post subject: Re: PC Help
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 14:01 
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Get a Mac.

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 Post subject: Re: PC Help
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 14:03 
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Get a Mac.

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 Post subject: Re: PC Help
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 Post subject: Re: PC Help
PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:22 
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Sigh


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 Post subject: Re: PC Help
PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:55 
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Hey Kovacs, that reminds me.. Did you ever get your bike back?


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 Post subject: Re: PC Help
PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:26 
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Achilles wrote:
DavPaz wrote:
No the easiest way to fix it, is to buy a new PC.


Yeah if you are rich or a wastrel.

I'd say try PC with minimum needed components, ie graphic card (have you upgraded that recently?) unplug any secondary hard drive, dvd rom, anything else that draws power.

See if that can get it to power up.

If so, then they are diagnostic tools you can see to see if it is the PSU. What brand of PSU and rating do you have btw?

This thread does highlight how many smart alecs and chocolate teapots are left, when someone needs concrete advice and help, bit sad really. Wouldn't like to be in a restaurant with some of you if I needed the Heimlich manoeuvre (look it up)

Nothing like mortgage tracker rate advice when youre drowning in a swimming pool eh?

PM me if you need more details KovacsC.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eN0qB3oDuEw


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 Post subject: Re: PC Help
PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:44 
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TheVision wrote:
Hey Kovacs, that reminds me.. Did you ever get your bike back?


No, he bought me a new one.

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 Post subject: Re: PC Help
PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:45 
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It has an intermittent fault, so left it with a friend to fix.

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 Post subject: Re: PC Help
PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:46 
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KovacsC wrote:
TheVision wrote:
Hey Kovacs, that reminds me.. Did you ever get your bike back?


No, he bought me a new one.


Did you ever find out what the hell he did with your original one?


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 Post subject: Re: PC Help
PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:48 
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Gave over asking, once I bought one and billed him.

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 Post subject: Re: PC Help
PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 16:40 
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Up date. It is an intermittent fault.

Prob going to change the CPU, mother board and PSU

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 Post subject: Re: PC Help
PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 13:51 
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Well nearly a new PC. I grant you.

Seriously what is wrong with you? Are you being weird on purpose ?

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