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This is a compaq S3200NX, It will all of a sudden it would logoff and shutdown, in 3 seconds it will restart by it's self and just power on and off , with the power on never lasting more that a second or two. I cut the leads going from the power button to the mobo and started the PC by shorting the two wires. Along as I don't have it connected to the power button on the case it seems to be fine. I can boot into windows with no problem. Before I cut he wires I got a blue screen once saying, " Bios not fully ACPI compliant, there is no ACPI in he bios. I have not seen this screen since I cut the wires from the power button. Does this sound like the button from [bleep],and I need to fine another switch ( If I can ) ?
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sounds like a bad power button...you can just wire in any normal on off switch from the hardware store if you don't want to go through the hassle of finding a PC switch
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Thanks, I did have a switch from a old E-MAchine that was the same size and I believe it is working now. Thanks again.
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Just for future reference, the power switch in a computer is a momentary contact switch...a regular on off switch will cause the machine to shut down after 5 seconds unless you were to flick it on, then right back off. It would be just like holding the power button to force a shutdown if you were to flick it on and leave it there.
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Thanks, I Knew this, The same thing as shorting the two wires out going to the mobo. The E-Machine switch is working fine. Thanks for the heads up. Picky
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my bad wannabe...i was in a rush... :) i knew that just forgot to put it in there
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No biggie. Just thought it should be clarified for those who did not know.
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You all are great. Desktop top now purringgggggggggg. Picky
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