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    My Pc Randomly turns on!

    Hi, last night while sleeping I was woken up by my PC turning itself on, twice in fact! It stayed on for about 5 - 10 seconds I cant remeber exactly I was very tired.

    I recently bought a new case and I'm wondering if this could be the culprit, any help appreciated.

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    Re: My Pc Randomly turns on!

    could be a few things.

    Check to make sure the motherboard is not touching the base of the case as this can create a short and start the PC

    Also, if you are using sleep mode make sure you don't allow you PC to be turned on by your USB mouse as this can sometime be a problem.
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    Re: My Pc Randomly turns on!

    hello,

    Wow, that is awesome.

    I would unplug the case power button cable from the motherboard (two wires), and see if it resolves the issue. If it does, it means there's something shorting the circuit, probably something messed up in the little assembly at the front of the case containing the power button.

    You could also try shorting the two pins you connect the power button cable to using something like a screwdriver head, and see if the PC turns on as normal, just to see if there are any obvious problems with the motherboard.
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    Re: My Pc Randomly turns on!

    thanks for the replies guys, I'll check for shorts and unplug the case power, hopefully I wont be awaken again! lol.

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    Re: My Pc Randomly turns on!

    Wake on LAN?

    ADSL plugged in? Network port set in BIOS to Wake on Lan?

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    Re: My Pc Randomly turns on!

    Have a ghost??


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    Re: My Pc Randomly turns on!

    If so it would be the 'Ghost in the machine'.

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