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I like to think I am pretty hardware inclined when it comes to computers, software not so much. I am unsure where this issue falls under.

I built my desktop about four years ago and it started having boot-up issues. When I have to unplug the desktop from the wall to move to another outlet or whatnot, the computer will not start. (doesn't matter the outlet, moving it back to original outlet will give same problem. ) The desktop has to be plugged in for hours, or even days, for the computer to turn back on. I plug it in and there will be no fans turning, no beeps, no hum.

Doesn't matter if I pull the plug or flip the switch, anything to kill the power will make the desktop dormant for an extended period of time. Once it does turn on, I can turn it off and on all day as long as I don't unplug or flip the switch.

Heres what I have done:
Checked the outlets and the power cable, all good.
At first I thought it was a faulty PSU, so I replaced it with one with a little more wattage. Just to be sure I tested it with the paper clip test and it worked fine.
In BIOS, I enabled the A/C Power Loss Restart option, still no go.
I bought a new motherboard, got it all in and everything and still no boot up. I did the trick to turn on the motherboard with a screw driver on the two pins and that can turn it on.

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-ASRock H97M L115
-Intel i5
-EVGA GTX 760
-G.Skill 8GB DDR3Ram
 

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If it turns on when you connect the pins with a screwdriver you may have a faulty power on case switch. To test connect the reset switch to the power switch pins on the motherboard and see if it switches on when you press the restart switch on the case.
 

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Ok, let us know if it works or not.
 

LTsperf

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Hey so it doesn't turn on with the reset switch. But I found out if I hold the reset button for a little longer than a second, then hit the power button it turns on. I have tested it multiple times in different outlets and it works. I am unsure why or how, I never needed to do that before until recently. But thanks for the help, I really appreciate it.
 

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Is that with the switches connected to their normal pins on the motherboard ?

That is weird but as long as it works for you !

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