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    PC taking ages to Power Up

    Hope someone here can shed some light on this. My PC normally boots up perfectly fine if it has been left connected to the mains. However, if I disconnect it from the mains, and then reconnect, it takes ages until pressing the power on button does anything. I normally have to wait until the power light shows on the USB joypad I have, to know when there's power running through. I've just changed the PSU but am waiting for the green light to come on so either the change in PSU didnt make a diference or the PSU is faulty (It's second hand).

    Also when I turn the computer off, it wont let me turn it back on immediately. Even though it's just beeen turned on I then need to wait about 3 or 4 minutes until it will power on again.

    Any thoughts as to what this could be please?

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    need more details.
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      • Motherboard:
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      • CPU:
      • Intel Q6600 G0
      • Memory:
      • OCZ 2x2GB DDR2 (5-4-4-18)
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Spinpoint
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Inno3D 8800GT
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520W
      • Case:
      • Antec 900 Case
      • Operating System:
      • Vista 64
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      • Samsung 24" SM2494HS
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    what details?

    Gigabyte K8N SLI 2000MHz, PCI-Ex16 Motherboard
    1Gb (2x512Mb Matched Pair) Corsair Ram
    128Mb ScanFX PCI-E GEFORCE 6600GT
    AMD Athlon 64 3200 32/64Bit CPU S93

    My SATA hard drive also stopped working the other day, although I suspect this may be due to a lack of power maybe? The replacement drive stopped working after 2 days (was making a clunking noise). Now I only have the IDE drive installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piggeh View Post
    what details?

    Gigabyte K8N SLI 2000MHz, PCI-Ex16 Motherboard
    1Gb (2x512Mb Matched Pair) Corsair Ram
    128Mb ScanFX PCI-E GEFORCE 6600GT
    AMD Athlon 64 3200 32/64Bit CPU S93

    My SATA hard drive also stopped working the other day, although I suspect this may be due to a lack of power maybe? The replacement drive stopped working after 2 days (was making a clunking noise). Now I only have the IDE drive installed.
    ^^Those details

    You dont mention a PSU.

    Could just be a dead hard drive, or it could also be a duff PSU that killed itself and the hard drive.

    It could also be;

    Faulty cables (maybe shorting somewhere).
    Faulty motherboard (possible short)

    If you dont have any bits to test with, you need to nip them to a local pc repair shop and get them to test them before you go spending your hard earned on replacement bits
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    • piggeh's system
      • Motherboard:
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      • CPU:
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      • Memory:
      • OCZ 2x2GB DDR2 (5-4-4-18)
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      • 500GB Spinpoint
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Inno3D 8800GT
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520W
      • Case:
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      • Operating System:
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      • Internet:
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    ahhh them details

    Thanks for the response. Given the hard drive has been replaced and the PSU I guess that leaves the mobo?

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    What was the old PSU and what is the new one?
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    • piggeh's system
      • Motherboard:
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      • Intel Q6600 G0
      • Memory:
      • OCZ 2x2GB DDR2 (5-4-4-18)
      • Storage:
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      • Graphics card(s):
      • Inno3D 8800GT
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520W
      • Case:
      • Antec 900 Case
      • Operating System:
      • Vista 64
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    The old one was a generic ColorIT psu supplied with the case (400W), and replacement was an antec smartpower 500w

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    What happens if you turn your PC on, turn it off straight away, then try turning it back on again?

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    • piggeh's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS AiLife IP35
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q6600 G0
      • Memory:
      • OCZ 2x2GB DDR2 (5-4-4-18)
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Spinpoint
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Inno3D 8800GT
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520W
      • Case:
      • Antec 900 Case
      • Operating System:
      • Vista 64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 24" SM2494HS
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Cable
    If I turn it on then turn it off, it wont power on again for a good 4 or 5 minutes.

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    • piggeh's system
      • Motherboard:
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      • CPU:
      • Intel Q6600 G0
      • Memory:
      • OCZ 2x2GB DDR2 (5-4-4-18)
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Spinpoint
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Inno3D 8800GT
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520W
      • Case:
      • Antec 900 Case
      • Operating System:
      • Vista 64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 24" SM2494HS
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Cable
    Well, as initally suspected, it was the PSU. The second PSU was also duff. I then went and bought a 3rd PSU - powers on fine, but 2 days after getting it this PSU is making a buzzing noise! 4th PSU now been ordered through Scan (cant go wrong with them)

    Bah!

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    ... I was beginning to think it might be a knot in the cable.... slowing down the electrons... LOL
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    i'd also investigate your plug sockets, if thats 3 PSU's in a row that are faulty

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      • Motherboard:
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      • CPU:
      • Intel Q6600 G0
      • Memory:
      • OCZ 2x2GB DDR2 (5-4-4-18)
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Spinpoint
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Inno3D 8800GT
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520W
      • Case:
      • Antec 900 Case
      • Operating System:
      • Vista 64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 24" SM2494HS
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Cable
    First PSU, ColorIT - not best make, bound to go wrong at some point. After a year or so, guess it's expected.

    Second, bought off ebay, bloke sold me a duff and is trying to wriggle out of a refund. We will see...

    Third, bought from IT shop for £35 Looked online later and they can be picked up for a tenner. £10 PSU = CRAPNESS. Small independent, will see if they give a refund, bet they wont either..

    4th PSU = Tagan 430W Modular jobbie from Scan - Thought I'd do things properly

    Bit annoying but meh.. Tagan one should be good I'm hoping!

    Note to self - just nick one from work in future!

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