I find most folk don't have a Volt meter so a new battery is best. As to Dr. Power it doesn't appear to be a load tester but a basic function test. Incomplete in my opinion, nice idea at best.
The MESSAGE is on the web for you to check on prior discussions but I'd replace the battery first, re-setup the BIOS and hope for the best.
When the start button on my computer is pressed, it displays a steady light (a blue ring around the button.) Within the last few days when I press the start button, this light flickers and the computer does not turn on.
Pressing and holding the start button for a few seconds, normally will inisitate a "forced" shutdown, but when the start light is flickering, holding the start button has no effect. I have to shut the computer off by the rocker on/off switch in the back of the computer (on the power supply)
After using this approach, (turning off at back, turn on in the front) 8 to12 times, the computer will finally turn on and the start button light will stay steady.
I've checked the power supply with a device called Dr. Power. According to the directions, if the lights on this device light up and it beeps, the power supply is working. I plugged the power supply into this device and the lights did light up and it did beep.
I did observe, that when the start button's light is flickering, the fan for the computer case did not come on. However I just noticed this once because the next time I tried turning my computer on, it came on. Because of that, I'm assuming something is wrong with the start button itself.
However, I do have a problem with my motherboard, and I'm not sure if this has something to do with the start button, or not.
I've gotten the message of "Overclocking failed! Press F1 to enter SETUP or F2 to continue" When I press F2, and it boots up into Windows sometimes the date will be 2024 and the time will be a day or 2 off. Sometimes, everything will be correct. I've set the date in BIOS. (several times) I've also replaced the CMOS battery twice thinking maybe the first time, the battery might have been old so I bought another one in a different store, and still get that message and the changed date as stated above.
Could the CMOS battery all of a sudden have some connection to what is now happening to the start button?
Any advice you can give?
CPU- core2 duo
Windows 7 64 bit
motherboard, Asus P5B-E