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Dorogaia

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Not sure if this is the right area for this, not sure if its hardware or software issue.

Have a generic pc with an AMD Athlon XP 1900+ 2.0 Ghz chip. Kept rebooting after a couple hours of usage. Replaced power supply, seems to have cured that problem. But now I have another problem. When I shut down, instead of staying off, it powers back on and starts to reboot. I'm thinking a problem with the motherboard, but I'm not positive. Could use a little help.[/FONT]
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Hi,

It could be the mobo but I would trouble shoot the power switch on the case first.

If you are comfortable with working on computer hardware trace the wirers from the case switch to were they connect on the mobo and remove them then, touch the two pins that the case switch wirers connected to with a screw driver and release, this should turn on the computer. Then try and shut off the computer normally.

If this works then the case switch is bad.

Rick
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Thought of that already. Swapped with a known good switch, still acting goofy.
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