First let me apologize for my lengthy post im about to make. Let me explain my situation. I recently took a weeks long vacation to florida, in which i had my computer turned off. Upon returning home i noticed the power had went out. And all my computer lights and such were on and my monitor was on but not getting any kind of visual, just a blank/grey screen. Found this to be odd, so i just held the power button for 5 seconds....10 seconds....15 seconds. Nothing happened. My computer wouldnt shut off. The only possible way for me to turn it off was the cut the power supply switch off in the back. So i flipped the switch back on and and all the lights and everything turn back on. Still not being able to turn the computer off, but not seeing anything i didnt know what to do.
So i took it to my friends house, to see if he could do something with it. My thinking was the motherboard has shorted out. Im not EXACTLY sure what he did, but one thing i know we did was we removed the cmos battery and let it sit for like 5 minutes. Other things we did were removed my ram. So we put the battery back in.....presto it worked. Although it was still strange when cutting the computer off, in the fact that the lights on my case didnt cut off like normal, just sorta flicker/died out. NO big deal to me, i just wanted my computer running. So i bring it home. Plug er up. And turn it on, and there was like a delay for about 15 seconds i guess you could say, as i initially got the same grey screen as before, but then it started to boot up like normal. I find this strange. But it was running. Ran for 3-4 days no problems. Come home from work again yesterday, power has went out. Back at step 1. Computer wont shut off, and get the grey screen again on my monitor. So i switched monitors....new monitor is fine. But its got the power saver function i guess you could say, where if the computer doesnt appear to be running it goes in sleep mode. With my lights and everything on by flipping the power supply...it goes into sleep mode, like the computer isnt on.
My questions are, did removing the CMOS battery actually make it work?
I dont want to permanently damage my moboard, and dont want to break the battery so does it just snap out? Or is my moboard going bad?
Or does anyone else have a troubleshooting thing theyd like me to try to figure it out. Thanks again in advance for any replies.
And again i apologize for my essay length question, i just wanted to cover all the facts that i knew so anyone could give me any type of input on what to do.