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I had an mp3 player plugged into the computer and left it on after shutting the pc over night.
The next morning the computer delayed in turning on for about a minute.
Yesterday. It did not go on at all. I was about to give up and go get a power supply but then it magically came on the second i shut my stereo off...weird...
this morning it came on 3 minutes after i pushed the power button.
moments before that..i saw the power supply light come on for a second ''after i shut down the surge protector!''..i thought..there's hope..it tried...
i had a usb hub connected to one of the 4 usb slots..with my printer
plugged into it...did i overload the computer power w/ that mp3 player? the mp3 player was in the hub and then it was switched to the back of the power because there wasn't enough power in the hub for it.
or is my power button going bad?
What will happen in the future? does the power need a rest and recharge? Is it that watch battery in there?
It's almost like a car battery being drained when something is being used with the car off.
I have an 8 year old tower.
Power supply just a few months old.
Motherboard and other components not as old as the tower.
thanks for your help..
wasn't sure if i should create a new post..the other posts didn't offer a solution for me.