03-18-2010, 06:16 PM
| | Re: Shutting computer off
many thanks for your pronto reply. Holding the "On" button for several
seconds did the trick. I must still be too impatient at my ripe age! :)
"kony" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> On Thu, 18 Mar 2010 11:40:00 -0400, "Petrus Tax"
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>Somebody gave me an older computer with a brandless Mobo, which I would
>>to pass on to somebody who needs one. It works fine under Windows 2000
>>Professional, except that it doesn't turn off when it should. Even if you
>>push the "On" button when the monitor says: "It is now safe to turn off
>>computer", it doesn't do anything. One can only unplug the computer or
>>the switch on a powerstrip (if one has one).
>>Is there any trick that would make the computer do the job? I looked into
>>the Award BIOS, but didn't see anything on shutting down there.
>>Many thanks in advance!
> Did you try holding the switch in for 4-5 seconds?
> Had the system previously worked ok and what has changed
> since then?
> You might note where the switch leads are connected, unplug
> it and substitute another switch or short the two pins
> together with a screwdriver/etc tip to see if that works...
> might be a dodgy switch.