Computer won't restart if turn off!

Ashley Benton meggalen at
Thu Sep 20 12:11:21 UTC 2007

Hi, and thank you for your answer.
I will have a look in the computer to see if the support of the motherboard
seems ok, and try to start the computer with the original DVD next time I
shut it off. If none works, I'll unplug everything and plug it back one by
one to see if it comes from another part of hard ware. I have also be told
to change the battery so I'll try it too. I'll let you know how that goes as
soon as it is done. (It is possible that I don't do it before a month or so
except if the computer is shut off by accident)
Thank you for your answer

On 9/19/07, James Takac <p3nndrag0n at> wrote:
> On Thursday 20 September 2007 03:10:52 Ashley Benton wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I actually completely changed the power supply twice (open the computer,
> > remove the old one and put and plug a new one) in the last month. The
> first
> > time when I try to install a second hard drive. After I installed the
> hard
> > drive in the computer I had to change the power supply because it didn't
> > work anymore. I was unable to configure the hard drive with Windows and
> > took it off, then partitioned my Windows hard drive. A few days later or
> > maybe a little more than one week I couldn't turn on the computer
> anymore.
> > I changed the hard drive and reinstalled only Ubuntu. Then I moved my
> > computer. There was blue light in the back and I had to completely
> change
> > the power supply again. The person who had changed it the first time
> told
> > me that from the series of three he had installed it was the second that
> > broke.
> > Would I see it if the capacitors on the motherboard were leaking? When I
> > open the computer I don't see anything wrong or maybe I'm not seeing
> > anything because I didn't saw it before, but it seems to be the same
> than
> > my son's computer except not installed the same way.
> > Can I wait before to see a computer guru or will it become worse if I
> wait
> > a few months? Not speaking about it can stop to turn on completely or
> shut
> > off by itself, just the problem it apparently have and a risk to make
> more
> > damage to the mother board or anything else. Do you have any idea why it
> > turned back on when I changed the hard drive?
> > Thank you
> > Megan
> >
> > On 9/19/07, Doug Rintoul <courtjestr at> wrote:
> > > Marc Rios wrote:
> > > > What you says seems to be hardware problem... try to check it with
> > > > memtest86...
> > >
> > > I doubt that Megan's problem is with memory. It is possibly the power
> > > supply in the computer or more likely some capacitors on the
> motherboard
> > > are defective. I have seen these symptoms many times when the
> capacitors
> > > on the motherboard break down and start leaking.
> > >
> > > Megan, when you said you needed to change the power supply, did you
> mean
> > > that you plugged it into a different socket or that you removed the
> > > power supply from the computer and put in a new one? At any rate, I
> > > think you are going to need a hardware guru look at your system. These
> > > symptoms would not be caused by a virus or any software problem.
> > >
> > > Doug.
> > >
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> Hi Megan
> I've noticed with a few systems that the behaviour re shutting down and
> powering up changes after some of the updates. To see if this is the prob,
> boot a live cd and see if it does the same. If from the live cd your
> system
> shuts down and powers up as expected then something in the updates.
> As for turning on by itself. Didi you change any bios options? Did you per
> chance add a peice of new hardware. I've done this once with another
> system
> and added a combo usb - card reader - firewire - sata port. When the sata
> was
> connected the system would remain on and never power down. I disconnected
> the
> sata port and everything returned to normal. So it's also possible to be a
> fault with new hardware.
> If you're blowing powersupplies on a regular basis I'd suspect a short of
> some
> description. First thing I'd check is how the motherboard is supported in
> the
> case. If some of the supports under the motherboard are metal, then maybe
> at
> least one is shorting between the board and the case. If this turns out to
> be
> the prob, you can insulate them by at the very least creating some
> paper/cardboard washers to place between the supports and the board.
> Otherwise if a faulty peice of hardware, you can try removing all the
> hardware
> and putting them back one by one and powering up the motherboard as each
> one
> is added and seeing which one causes the behaviour
> James
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