My IBM machine won't turn on

Da_Banig

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Ok I got this IBM machine when I try to turn on, it turns on for half a sec and then it turns off. It will just keep on trying to do the same thing if I leave it without unpluggin the power. First I thought the PSU was bad, so I changed that but that wasn't the problem. I tried to change RAM as well... could this be the motherboard problem? My assumption is it is but I do not have another motherboard to test it out... anyone had/have similar problem? Thanks
 

engrpiman

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could your power switch be bad. If you short out the power button connectors on most motherboards the computer will turn on then turn off in 4 sec or less. if you are going to try this also test the reset switch. Sometimes a bad connection to the motherboard can make all the difference.

 

Da_Banig

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I did another test and I found out something if I took out the CPU and turn on the computer, it looks like it runs fine all the fans turns on and start spinning. It can't be the CPU issue becacuse I put in another working CPU and tried. I am not next to that PC now I believe the model is 8078, P4 3.0Ghz, 512RAM 200PSU
 

Da_Banig

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Could be, just don't wanna conclue that yet because it is then the whole PC is usually since I am not going to get another motherboard lol beside its a pretty old PC
 

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