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Computer Auto turns on when plugging in the power cord

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Slipknotic, Jun 15, 2010.

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  1. Slipknotic

    Slipknotic Thread Starter

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    Well my computer (gateway gt5662) has been working great the past 2 years but all went down 3 days ago i turned off my computer (Doing a normal shutdown) unplugged the cables and all the others and left to goto my dads house so me and my friend were bringing all the parts to my dads car when we got to his house i plugged it in straight away fans started blowing i was all like wtf... and the blue power button was not lighting up about 300 unplugs and replugs it lit up then crashed about 20 more clicks turned on i went into bios eveyrthing seemed normal i just said to put on fail safe i did that my comp finally turns on then about 3hrs later it dies again.... I've seen lots of people with this problem i just don't fell like buying a new comp when there could be an easy fix


    Thanks Slipknotic
     
  2. Triple6

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    It might be the power supply, a lot of the Gateway and eMachine computers have problematic power supplies. See if you can borrow a power supply, say from anther computer, and try it.
     
  3. Slipknotic

    Slipknotic Thread Starter

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    kk yeah i had an old comp sitting in my closet took the power supply it was part of theproblem but not all of it im just gnna stay n steps what worked for me for more people with my problem

    1.took out the power supply replaced with new1
    Effect: didnt turn on by it self oi could turn on with button but no light
    2.took out both ram and motherboard battery and started up
    Effect: beeping noises light turned on for the power
    3. put all back in started up fixed
    Effect: Good fight gateway
     
  4. Triple6

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    How old is the "old"power supply? It may be too old and not have enough power. Did it have all the required power connectors? Can you list the model numbers of both power supplies?
     
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