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Computer won't turn on unless I flip ON/OFF button!

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Weird problem, about a few months ago I realized that my pc wouldn't boot, so I flipped the on/off button and then the light inside lit up and I was able to boot. Ever since then, when I shut down the computer I have to flip the on off switch in order for it to boot up the next time. Everything else works fine, no problem whatsoever. I have no clue why this happened and I'm tired of bending down lol. Thanks for the help!


OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer MSI
System Model MS-7522
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel® Core™ i7 CPU         960  @ 3.20GHz, 3200 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. V22.0, 6/12/2010
SMBIOS Version 2.5
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 7.99 GB
Available Physical Memory 5.79 GB
Total Virtual Memory 16.0 GB
Available Virtual Memory 13.3 GB

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I'd try resetting the BIOS and checking the power block

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If clearing the CMOS in the BIOS does not resolve the issue, post the hardware specs for the computer with your next reply, System Model MS-7522 suggests that it may be a desktop, if it is be sure to include the PSU details with your update  :thumbsup:

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Where is the on/off switch you are talking about? Is it the computer power button or are you talking about a on/off switch on the power s7upply at the rear of the computer? If it's on the power supply, replace it.

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