First post, by McLovinGR
played some Games on my PIII-S 1,4Ghz System yesterday. Everything worked normal. I wanted to fire up the Machine again today and i noticed that it doesn't start at all. The Green LED on the Mainboard lights up, but no Fans or Harddrives are kicking in. So, i suspected the Power Button may be faulty and tried to start the PC by shorting the PINS on the Header with the Screwdriver. Same thing. Then, i disconnected everything from the Board (besides CPU) and tried again. Again, no luck. To exclude the PSU, i tried another one, which i know works, but nope. Green LED lights up but it doesn't start. I checked the Capacitors on the Board and they look all fine. No leakage or bulging. The Mainboard overall is in a very good state and worked always fine. What i did notice in the past, was when i disconnected the Power Cable from the PSU or turned it off from the PSU Power Switch and then connected it back to power, the PC started without pressing the Power Button. But the Screen stayed always off. I had to cut the Power once again from the PSU and then turn the PC back on for the Boot Process to begin.
I'm very grateful for any advice.
Mainboard: ASUS TUSL2-C
RAM: 2x 256MB PC133 CL2
GPU: Radeon 9600XT 256MB AGP
Soundcard: Soundblaster Live! 5.1 SB0060
SATA Controller: SIL3114
LAN: Intel PCI Gigabit LAN