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    OPUS 90watt not powering up after sitting overnight

    It's the third time it's happened, but now it's happened two mornings in a row. When I start up the car, the PC is not starting up. When I look at the OPUS I don't see the green status LED blinking like it normally does (LED is completely off). The only way I can get the system to power up is if I pull the main fuse for 30-60 seconds and then pop it back in. Then the PC will boot up fine.

    It's almost like the battery voltage is getting too low and the OPUS is going into a protection mode of some kind. But my Optima Yellow Top is only two weeks old and the engine always starts like a champ.

    Oh, the PC still boots fine after sitting for a couple of hours. It's only happened after sitting in the driveway for 12 hours.

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    How is the weather?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Grinch
    It's the third time it's happened, but now it's happened two mornings in a row. When I start up the car, the PC is not starting up. When I look at the OPUS I don't see the green status LED blinking like it normally does (LED is completely off). The only way I can get the system to power up is if I pull the main fuse for 30-60 seconds and then pop it back in. Then the PC will boot up fine.

    It's almost like the battery voltage is getting too low and the OPUS is going into a protection mode of some kind. But my Optima Yellow Top is only two weeks old and the engine always starts like a champ.

    Oh, the PC still boots fine after sitting for a couple of hours. It's only happened after sitting in the driveway for 12 hours.


    hmmm, I havent had the problem with my Opus... last night it was about 20*F and it started fine for my drive to work... also I've drained my battery (down to 10.3v, Jeep didnt start well tho.. haha) but after the battery recharged, I havent had a problem with that as far as there being a low-voltage issue....

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    I was just curious what the weather was like. It could affect the hard drive and other items
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    What happens if you use the standby mode and leave it on that overnight, hence it never powering down?
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    In case of low voltage it would give you four blinks on the LED... So thats not it.
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    This isn't a weather issue.

    The problem is the Green blinking LED is not even flashing. When the PC is powered down and the OPUS is plugged in, the green LED flashes once every few seconds. This is normal. The issue here is that the green LED stops flashing and my USB devices are also powered down (which as we know should not be the case).

    About a month ago I had my battery die while doing some carputer demos for my friends. After getting a boost I wasn't able to start the PC. It hadn't re-occured until yesterday morning, and then again this morning.

    Anyhow, as I mentioned in my original post, if I yank the fuse near my battery and leave it out for a minute, then plug it back in, I'm able to start the PC.
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    The fact that you just can't pull the fuse, and then immediatly put it back in makes me think that your power supply has to discharge before you reconnect the fuse. Maybe this will help.
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    So I guess no one else out there with an OPUS 90 watt has ever experienced anything close to this? I'm starting to believe that my OPUS might be defective.
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