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Solved: Computer keeps shutting on and off; no Bios access

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by gohanrocs12, Jan 4, 2011.

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  1. gohanrocs12

    gohanrocs12 Thread Starter

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    I was updating drivers and i had installed a bluray rom drive and my computer froze a few minutes later (mouse and keyboard looked powered but nothing would move, had facebook open and game was still running, and it happened before when i was installing a utility from my motherboard that came on the cd with the motherboard, it was either On/Off Charge Technology or AutoGreen), so i restarted it (did the same thing first time it happened and computer started up fine). Now it just keeps powering on and off over and over again in 2-3 second intervals WITHOUT STARTING THE BIOS. i checked if it might be the power supply (600 Watt), but it works on my other computers and i tried some other power supplies from my old computer (which is 300 watts i think) and from my dad's Dell (350 watts i believe), and i unplugged everything to see if i could just get the bios to run, but it was still doing the on/off thing. is it a problem with the motherboard?

    I built the computer myself.
    here are the specs:

    O/S: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2V(rev. 1.3) http://gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3568#ov

    Vid Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 1024MB DDR3 PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card 01G-P3-1435-LR http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354362

    CPU: Intel Core i5 650 @ 3.2GHz http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0325942

    RAM: OCZ DDR3 PC3-10666 Gold Ultra-Low Voltage 8GB Dual Channel http://www.ocztechnology.com/produc...-gold-ultra-low-voltage-8gb-dual-channel.html

    Power Supply: Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 600W ATX Power Supply http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0317298

    Hard Drive: Hitachi Deskstar HDS721010CLA332 1TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0349598

    Optical Drive: Had a generic Dvd drive, don't remember the brand, but upgraded to Samsung SH-B123L 12X BD Combo Drive OEM http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0348952

    Case: Thermal Take V3 Black Edition VL80001W2Z http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?S=1308&ID=1913 I added a Fan on the bottom: Thermal Take Blue Eye 120mm LED case fan http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1164&ID=1950 and i added UV lights: Thermal Take Dual UV cold cathode light http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?S=1149&ID=1695
     
  2. olryst

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    Did you try reseting the bios with jumper/battery on motherboard?
     
  3. gohanrocs12

    gohanrocs12 Thread Starter

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    I took the battery out for like 20 minutes as i dissassembled everything. but it still does the same thing after i put the battery back. i'm gonna try the jumper later tonight when i get home from work, but any other ideas in case that doesn't work?
     
  4. olryst

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    Maybe check the power button or check nothings shorting it out inside case.
     
  5. gohanrocs12

    gohanrocs12 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your help, turned out my motherboard died somehow....even though i bought it last week, exchanged it for a better one today, everythings fine now.
     
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