Question PC hard to boot after shutdown / sleep mode

jackington

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Dec 18, 2017
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Heyo.

For the past 4 days I've been having a real hard time booting my machine in the morning. When I wake up and try to start my PC, the power button does nothing.

On the first two days simply I disconnected the PSU, opened the case and wiggled some of the cables on the motherboard and that did the trick (took me an hour both days though).

On the third day I did the same thing for 45 minutes with no luck, and then tried jumpstarting it with a screwdriver. Didn't work, so I fiddled with the cables for 15 more minutes and then managed to jumpstart it.

Today was the worst day so far. Before going to bed, I put my PC on sleep mode to see if I could wake it up in the morning (had problems with this in the past). Nope. Guess the PC didn't get enough sleep because it wouldn't wake up to anything... So I ended up pulling the power cord and doing the very same thing with the cables for TWO whole hours while trying to boot / jumpstart every so often. I also disconnected the mobo battery but it didn't help. Finally, a little after 2 hours the jumpstart method worked, amazing!

That's where I'm at now. About to go to sleep, but leaving my PC on for the night!

PC specs:

They are all 4 years old except the GPU and half of my RAM, which are both just shy of 2 years.

I don't know. I'm just posting this and praying for some positive feedback. It's pretty late so can't think of anything else to share, let me know what would help if anything, thanks. Good night!
 

jackington

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Update on the situation:
I had my pc on for 9 straight days with no problems, then I decided to try my luck by powering off the machine AND disconnecting the power cord for the night. The computer did not boot in the morning. In fact, it took me just shy of 12 hours to get a boot! I pretty much disconnected everything from the motherboard and tried booting with one stick of ram and no hard drives, gradually adding more ram and connecting my hard drives as time went by, trying to power it on every so often. Nothing worked. Feels like getting a boot is just a matter of luck. Thankfully I got it working just before going to bed, about 12 hours later as I said. I do not have any intentions of powering it off anymore, but restarting works so that's good (if lag occurs for leaving it on for ages). I also noticed that my front panel fan leds work now! They hadn't been working for like 5 months. Gives me hope that my pc could be back to normal now but I'm not risking it; pc stays on.
 

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