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Have to hold power button to boot pc

#1-CJF-Posted 8/15/2014 2:15:36 PM
I built this computer a little over a month ago and so far it's been working great except for this minor problem. Sometimes I have to hold the power button in for 2~6 seconds to get the computer to boot. While I'm holding the button, the fans don't spin up and the lights don't turn on as I've read sometimes happens to other people with this issue, and the computer works perfectly until I have to power it back on again.

I checked the cables and the main power cable was not clipped in all the way, but I fixed that and it still does the same thing. I don't have any other hardware to swap out to test so I'm not sure what to try next.

Any ideas?

Here's the parts I'm using:

Rosewill Challenger Case
Corsair CX600M (600W)
8 GB Kingdom Hyper Blu DDR3-1600 (2 x 4 GB)
MSI Z87-G41
Core i5 4670k @ stock
Hyper212+ EVO

It hasn't been a big problem since the computer works perfectly once it has been powered on, but I kind of want to fix this since I want to overclock and I plan to buy a video card in a few days.
#2WerdnAndreWPosted 8/15/2014 2:20:45 PM
Could be the button on the case. Do you have a multimeter?
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#3SetzeraPosted 8/15/2014 2:36:46 PM
I also suspect it's the power button, or cable, on the case.

The only other thing I can imagine, is a fault on that motherboard pin. The only way you'd know is to get just the power button / cable from another case (any case, won't matter) and just try it.

If the new button works, it's the case button, if you have the same problem, it'll be more likely the motherboard, or some new fangled power supply issue.
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#4-CJF-(Topic Creator)Posted 8/15/2014 3:07:36 PM
No multimeter and no other case button to test it with. I've read you can test the button by reversing the reset and power switch or something like that... any idea how to go about that?
#5WerdnAndreWPosted 8/15/2014 3:31:28 PM
They're both the same type of switch so plug the reset button into the power header on the mobo.
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#6nicnac_390Posted 8/15/2014 3:32:58 PM
You should be able to use a screwdriver to short out the leads on the motherboard that connect to the power switch. Just make sure they are the right leads and the computer should instantly boot up if the power switch was faulty.
#7-CJF-(Topic Creator)Posted 8/15/2014 4:45:42 PM
Okay thanks, I'm going to try reversing the cables later and I'll post back.
#8-CJF-(Topic Creator)Posted 8/17/2014 8:39:21 PM
I switched the power and reset cables and the reset button powered the computer instantly 3 different times in a row, so I guess the power button on the case is bad. Is it safe for the computer to just keep using the reset button as the power switch? I'm not sure it will be worth the time and hassle to send my case back to get a replacement.
#9-CJF-(Topic Creator)Posted 8/17/2014 9:42:58 PM
Anyone know if this is safe for the hardware long term? It seems like it wouldn't matter but I would like to be sure.
#10microtoastPosted 8/17/2014 10:28:57 PM
I guess rosewill cases are crap then! I've a Rosewill Blackhawk and have exactly the same problem