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Funkyecat

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The past 2 days when I start my computer either nothing will happen or it briefly starts then stops. Does this sound like my power supply?

Once it is up and running, I have no problems.
 
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The 1st 3 things that come to mind are;

#1-Power supply

#2-Defective motherboard capacitors

#3-Defective motherboard start circuitry
 

Funkyecat

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1- If motherboard capacitors are bad, how can the computer run at all? She runs fine once started.
2- Why would the Bios battery cause the PSU to shutdown within 2-3 seconds.

Most likely it is the PSU.
 
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Although my 1st choice was a defective power supply a motherboard most definitely will run for a time with failing capacitors. Erratic operation is one of the signs of failing capacitors.
 
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