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    Question my computer keeps turning on by itself?

    i'm not sure what's happening but my computer keeps turning on by itself.

    i already checked the bios, and it is not setup to turn on by itself.

    my friend says it might be a short circuit on the motherboard. that doesn't sound right though.

    i figure u guys might know this one.

    thanx for all the help.

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    Red face

    My desk top has did that liek 3 times seen i have had it.... just up and shut off..... but hell its a gateway so ya knwo how that is. but it has not done it for months i took it complety apart an put it back together works fine. maybe it was jsut mine hell i dont know try it

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    I don't know, but my microwave tuns on by itself sometimes! I just have to keep it unplugged!

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    it could be set to Wake On Lan, or Wake on Interupt, or maybe Wake on Ring. Try looking at that.
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    Unhappy

    i aready checked those. i'm not really sure what's going on.

    thanx for the replys.

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    its gremlins

    you know, the enemies in your computer that magically have 0 ping when playing online games? those guys.
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    hunh?

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    I had this problem when I first shoved my pc in my car. The power (ATX) switch wires were picking up the digital noise from my mobile phone logging on and off cells, and this would kill it every time. I have also had this happen on my home machine if my phone is too close to my PC. The switch wires pick up the digital spikes from the phone. I shielded my power switch wires and all os good

    Not just phones do it though, anything that belts out a good dose of EMF will do it. Remember the front of your PC isn't shielded..... well most aren't, it's just plastic.

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    See if you have clean 12v power to start with
    and keep ALL power lines away from the audio and video.
    ALL power shuld be on one side of your car ONLY.And all audio and video/data on the other side.

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    i don't have a problem with the computer in my car.

    it's the one in my house that keeps turning on by itself.

    thanx for all the replies.

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