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Hardware Issues Comrade 02/04/2020 (Tue) 10:43:17 No. 220
More just cause I don't wanna go to some place like r/techsupport ew So anyways I built a computer recently, it works perfectly fine except for one issue: it has difficulty starting up. It takes about 5 minutes after pressing the power button for it to turn on, nothing will speed it up. I found out that the issue with it is that the Motherboard came with a dead CROM battery, I replaced that and voila it starts up fine. And it has been fine for the past week, however the startup issue has returned, and just to be sure I replaced the CROM battery AGAIN but this time it didn't work. I know for a fact that it was just the dead battery that was the issue so why is it persisting?
Sounds like to me either the threads that run to that fucking battery are fucked up, or; what year is your computer?
>>224 literally 2 weeks old. But if the threads running to the battery are messed up how come it fixed itself for a while after replacing the dead battery?
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>>225 Because if there is too much voltage going too the battery, or, too much wattage, then that can degrade the integrity of the battery over time. This might sound weird, but, you can turn your oven on and let it preheat to, exactly 200 degrees and toss that motherboard in there for a few minutes and it will preform what is called a "reflow" or it will re-solder your threads and might fix the issue. You may still have too get a new battery again, though. http://www.computerrepairtips.net/how-to-reflow-a-laptop-motherboard/ Or if you wanna play it safe but spend a shit load of money you can take it too a specialist.
>>227 >Because if there is too much voltage going too the battery, or, too much wattage, then that can degrade the integrity of the battery over time. It can? Well that might be the problem then since I'm in the UK but the PSU came with a north american cable, in order to get around the issue I use a UK-USA surge protector that's supposed to work with large voltage gaps, and since the computer receives power I always assumed it worked fine, but I know that the UK has about 240 V average compared to NA's 120 V, could that be the source of the problem? I thought the surge protector would have compensated.
>>228 Oh and forgot to mention that usually if the voltage is too much or the adaptor doesn't work it blows the fuse or circuit breaker, it happened before when a Canadian flatmate plugged a regular powerbar in so again I just assumed it was that since it wasn't immediately exploding that everything was working powerwise.
>>229 >>227 I am no expert comrade, but, I would certainly be suspect an issue with the amount of Volts of if the wattage of your parts are incompatible.
>>230 Well after changing the cable to a direct UK lead instead of an adaptor the problem persists. I don't know what to do other than replace the CROM battery again and hope that it works 2 out of 3 times. It's so annoying knowing the problem is the battery, manage to fix it, then it comes back yet the solution doesn't work again. I wonder if I can complain to the supplier about it coming with a dead CROM in the first place.
>>242 Yeah but if it was the battery then your new battery wouldn't be experiencing the same issues right?
>>243 It's some issue with the mobo and related to the CROM somehow since its affecting boot time but not the boot itself, the delay can only come from some issue with the mobo getting power from the CROM since the time and date reset as well. If it was a PSU issue it just wouldn't start, plus I've tested the PSU, plus replacing the battery fixed it before, so obviously that was the issue, just somehow it's back and changed? Or the problem got worse somehow.
FUCK I MEAN CMOS I'VE BEEN SAYING CROM THIS ENTIRE TIME!
And now the computer won't turn on at all after turning on while in sleep mode last night and MSI is being a fucking bitch about a replacement, they fucking sent me a broken motherboard, the least they could fucking do is own up to it.
>>249 Walk in the door and punch them in the face.
Welp nobody wanted an update but here it is: NEVER FUCKING TRUST MSI. What a shit company holy shit, I've spent 3 weeks trying to pin them down for the warranty but they've shrugged me off each damn time. I'm just going for the damn refund at this point and just order a new one, I'm still gonna be down a good 50 pounds but holy shit I'm not giving MSI another damn penny even if the repair would cost only 5 P.
>>396 Thanks for the update comrade, keep us informed

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