On 1/16/2012 1:51 PM, GMAN wrote:
> In article<email@example.com>, Industrial One<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> I just moved into a new apartment and sometimes when I press the power
>> on button on my computer, the button either briefly flashes for a few
>> milliseconds or successfully turns on for 1-10 seconds before shutting
>> off again.
>> I can't seem to isolate the problem. This happened in my first
>> apartment during winter, never happened once in my second apartment
>> which was a basement suite and now it's happening again in my new
>> apartment (non-basement suite.)
>> Sometimes problem is solved when I try a different outlet but also
>> starts working on the problematic outlet and sometimes doesn't work on
>> any outlet in the house. Meanwhile, other appliances work fine in the
>> same problematic outlet.
>> Sometimes the problem's solved when I leave the case open and has been
>> less prevalent now since I've operated my comp without the protective
>> case but I still had a problem this morning even with the case off.
>> So yeah, I'm completely lost. I don't know what my first and third
>> apartments have in common besides both being above the basement level.
>> What could be the problem?
> I know i am starting to sound like a broken record but look for bulged
> capacitors on the motherboard.
I just fixed a Viewsonic LCD monitor that refused to turn on by
replacing 3 caps. That might be worth looking at. The caps in my case
were visibly bulging.