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HTPC tries to start, shuts off, then tries 2 start again 2 seconds later.

Squeetard

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And shuts off, cycle repeats.
Took the lid off. Motherboard led is green. When I press the power button the led in the power supply and power led comes on, all fans start to spin and then it all quits in a half second. led and power light turn off, fans spin down (they were hardly turning). 2 seconds later it tries again. Endless cycle.
I don't have a spare power supply currently or I'd try that first.
Before I order parts has anyone seen this before, I haven't?
Thanks in advance.
 

mleunm

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Could be a cpu issue.
it could be overheating and shutting down, cooling and trying to start up again
make sure the heatsink is sitting on the cpu properly and there is enough fresh paste on the cpu

best of luck
 

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Gonna try a new cmos battery first. HTPC is old. Mobo and psu are the other popular fixes for this.
 

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