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Turning on issue

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Jasoncmor, May 15, 2019.

  1. Jasoncmor


    Joined: Feb 13, 2010

    Posts: 415

    Hi all

    A slightly weird issue I believe.
    We have a fan plugged into the same extension lead as my partners PC, and occasionally when we turn on the fan, it will also turn on the PC.

    Does anyone have any ideas why it does this?

    Cheers, Jason
  2. Plec


    Joined: Apr 19, 2003

    Posts: 12,564


    Is your computer in hibernate/sleep?

    I would try clearing your CMOS and check your kettle lead is fully in (perhaps swap), and that your case leads are securely fitted to the front panel header (motherboard).

    But your extension lead is probably knackered (technical term). Try a different lead or if it's a cheap generic one buy a new, quality, surge protected unit.
    Last edited: May 15, 2019
  3. EsaT


    Joined: Jun 6, 2008

    Posts: 6,064

    Location: Finland

    Some BIOS option about automatic start after power loss might also help if disabled.
    Fan could cause some kind interference for PSU, making BIOS think power loss happened
  4. Jasoncmor


    Joined: Feb 13, 2010

    Posts: 415

    Cheers for your replies guys.
    It's when the computer is shut down, I will have a look at the settings though.
    Also it is just a cheap extension lead currently, I have been meaning to get her a proper surge protector one but haven't got round to it yet.