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    Default Can a loose power switch from the case be an issue?

    So the power switch from my case is not tightly secure to the pins causing the computer to not turn on. Has anyone had this problem? I originally thought it could be the powersw cable but people said it is the PSU. I bought a seasonic 520 PSU for my rig, but I'm trying to cover all my bases as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMasterNinja View Post
    So the power switch from my case is not tightly secure to the pins causing the computer to not turn on. Has anyone had this problem? I originally thought it could be the powersw cable but people said it is the PSU. I bought a seasonic 520 PSU for my rig, but I'm trying to cover all my bases as well.
    Give it a try. short the two pins where the powersw cable plugs in with a screwdriver, or use a jumper that is very easy to get from a old hard drive. If the pc turns on every time then it's the case switch, otherwise maybe the motherboard or psu.

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    Well someone said it could be the PSU capacitor dying because it boots normally while other times it doesn't boot normally. And I try the screwdriver trick and it didn't work for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMasterNinja View Post
    Well someone said it could be the PSU capacitor dying because it boots normally while other times it doesn't boot normally. And I try the screwdriver trick and it didn't work for me.
    What do you mean by doesn't boot normally? Like if you press the button it doesn't start / no fans spin?

    If you have a multimeter you can set it to diode mode / resistance mode and plug a probe in each pin of the switch connector, then press it a few times

    If it constantly opens / resistance drops every time you press the button then it's not the button.

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    No I mean my computer could boot but shut down within seconds but other times it will boot and I could use my computer all day. I tried to use my computer the other day and today but it keeps shutting off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMasterNinja View Post
    No I mean my computer could boot but shut down within seconds but other times it will boot and I could use my computer all day. I tried to use my computer the other day and today but it keeps shutting off.
    It's not the button then. Are you sure you aren't overheating? Dust your PC out. Could be a psu issue.

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    Could I use an air compressor can to clean the PSU?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMasterNinja View Post
    Could I use an air compressor can to clean the PSU?
    That's probably the best way to do it; just make sure you stop the fan from spinning due to the forced airflow to avoid damaging its bearing. Use a screwdriver or something to jam it.
    Careful what you wish for... You just might get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McSteel View Post
    That's probably the best way to do it; just make sure you stop the fan from spinning due to the forced airflow to avoid damaging its bearing. Use a screwdriver or something to jam it.
    You know I wish computer companies tell you this beforehand as I did this with my corsair h80 and GPU. Computer wasn't plug in at the time.

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