Register to reply

Computer turns itself on!

by Quantum-lept
Tags: turns
Share this thread:
Quantum-lept
#1
Jul11-10, 06:37 PM
P: 50
We just had a storm go through, so i turned off my computer's power. There was a loss of electricity with several partial connections before power was restored. Appeared to be caused by a limb over the line.

When it was all over i looked over and my computer was on and booted up.

Is it possessed??!!...Shouldn't my avg take care of possession??!!

oh, i have a dell gx-1...
Phys.Org News Partner Science news on Phys.org
NASA team lays plans to observe new worlds
IHEP in China has ambitions for Higgs factory
Spinach could lead to alternative energy more powerful than Popeye
Pattonias
#2
Jul13-10, 07:48 AM
Pattonias's Avatar
P: 378
It was waking up to ask you to take it with you if you left for a storm shelter.
Quantum-lept
#3
Jul13-10, 08:29 AM
P: 50
No storm shelter,,,,i just turn on the force field...

I do not know what the pwr ckts look like in this machine, but i know that it isn't off when the power switch is turned off. So i guess that a spike can make it's way around or through the power switch to initiate bootup...
does that make any sense?...anyone else seen this happen?

Pattonias
#4
Jul13-10, 08:34 AM
Pattonias's Avatar
P: 378
Computer turns itself on!

Perhaps it was hybernating and a nice thunder clap shook the building enough to startle it awake?
Quantum-lept
#5
Jul13-10, 12:43 PM
P: 50
Power switch was in off position.....the more i think about it the less i understand how it could have happened, and two times at that.

Maybe i should have put this in electrical engineering forum...
Dunhausen
#6
Jul14-10, 01:53 AM
P: 30
Sometimes there can be settings in the BIOS which tell it to boot.
estro
#7
Jul16-10, 06:02 PM
estro's Avatar
P: 322
Look for something like "LAN wakeup/poweron" in the bios.
Quantum-lept
#8
Jul23-10, 12:08 PM
P: 50
Thanks...will check out settings in bios....
robheus
#9
Jul23-10, 12:29 PM
P: 143
Quote Quote by Quantum-lept View Post
We just had a storm go through, so i turned off my computer's power. There was a loss of electricity with several partial connections before power was restored. Appeared to be caused by a limb over the line.

When it was all over i looked over and my computer was on and booted up.

Is it possessed??!!...Shouldn't my avg take care of possession??!!

oh, i have a dell gx-1...
Just tell it to shut-off!
adil adi
#10
Sep17-10, 09:30 PM
P: 4
Quote Quote by Quantum-lept View Post
No storm shelter,,,,i just turn on the force field...

I do not know what the pwr ckts look like in this machine, but i know that it isn't off when the power switch is turned off. So i guess that a spike can make it's way around or through the power switch to initiate bootup...
does that make any sense?...anyone else seen this happen?
ya i am suffering with this problem too..
adil adi
#11
Sep17-10, 09:32 PM
P: 4
what to do people??? i hav been struggling for 2 weeks....
adil adi
#12
Sep17-10, 09:34 PM
P: 4
thanx....i wil check out too...
airborne18
#13
Sep17-10, 09:35 PM
P: 144
is it a desktop or a laptop?
adil adi
#14
Sep17-10, 09:46 PM
P: 4
Quote Quote by airborne18 View Post
is it a desktop or a laptop?
desktop....
airborne18
#15
Sep17-10, 10:02 PM
P: 144
You need to unplug them during storms. It could be that the switch is bad, depending on your box. My HP used to have that problem, it would turn off and then turn right back on. And it was the spring, though now I have seen the power switch connect to the motherboard.

But I think it is your power supply, or your motherboard. Though you would probably hear beep codes if it were the motherboard.

How long does it stay off until it goes back on?

Is your BIOS keeping the correct time on the clock?
airborne18
#16
Sep17-10, 10:07 PM
P: 144
Post the model number and mfg. I will check out the specs and poke around the internet. I had this problem several times in my life and once it was the power switch, and the other time it was the power supply.
DaveC426913
#17
Sep17-10, 10:59 PM
DaveC426913's Avatar
P: 15,319
More than once, I've had my bedroom TV turn on in the middle of the night. It happens when a streetcar goes by.

I think the spark (which is basically an EMP) triggers the remote on circuit.


Heck, my car has started up in the middle of the night! That was a shock...*


* before you go crying "b*ll", note that it had a remote starter installed.
airborne18
#18
Sep17-10, 11:19 PM
P: 144
Quote Quote by DaveC426913 View Post
More than once, I've had my bedroom TV turn on in the middle of the night. It happens when a streetcar goes by.

I think the spark (which is basically an EMP) triggers the remote on circuit.


Heck, my car has started up in the middle of the night! That was a shock...*


* before you go crying "b*ll", note that it had a remote starter installed.
You reminded me, I want to get a clapper.


Register to reply

Related Discussions
Computer Science VS Computer Engineering (Academic Research...? Similar?) Academic Guidance 3
No left turns! General Discussion 20
Freeze? Turns into gas? General Physics 28
Could a quantum computer perform the tasks of a regular computer? Quantum Physics 2
Wrong Turns. General Discussion 76