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    My bookpc ps burned out so i bought another pc100 ps but the 5vsb amperage is different. The new one has 1.5amps and the old ps had .8amps on the 5vsb rail. The +12v rail is also slightly increased in amps to 6 from 5.5 amps.

    The bookpc now starts on its own and the power button does nothing more than reset the system. Could this change in amps be the cause?

    I am also getting CMOS cheksum error on bootup, same cause? I haven't replaced the battery yet for it so that could also be the problem.

    TIA,

    aka_Lint

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    I am also getting CMOS cheksum error on bootup, same cause? I haven't replaced the battery yet for it so that could also be the problem.
    hmmmm....Check some error isnt that an indicator that ur memory is now bad. If so, then u have killed it by static discharge from ur hands or what not.
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    Originally posted by aka_Lint:
    The bookpc now starts on its own and the power button does nothing more than reset the system. Could this change in amps be the cause?
    No, but the new supply may not be compatible with the motherboard for other reasons. If I remember, BookPCs use a weird connector. Is there a BIOS option for automatic power up?

    I am also getting CMOS cheksum error on bootup, same cause? I haven't replaced the battery yet for it so that could also be the problem.
    Have you cleared the CMOS? Occasionally an ATX power supply swap will do weird things to the CMOS. This is fixed by clearing it.
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