Computer off but light stays on.

  loser7 19:54 09 Apr 2005

When i shut down my computer the num lock light stays lit on the keyboard. Does anyone know the reason for this or how to fix it... Thanks in advance

  woodchip 19:56 09 Apr 2005

Is it a old Computer or motherboard

  loser7 19:59 09 Apr 2005

No they are both new it is P4 ASRock motherboard with a 2.66D processor both bought this year

  woodchip 20:05 09 Apr 2005

This may be as it is a new MOBO they are changing all the time. That's why if you connect any Hardware other than USB you should pull the plug

  woodchip 20:07 09 Apr 2005

PS you should be able to stop the number lock light in BIOS

  loser7 20:09 09 Apr 2005

Ok thankyou woodchip. I forgot to mention the keyboard is very old, im going to replace it but i thought it was a bit strange so i posted the thread out of curiosity mostly.

  jbp1982 20:44 09 Apr 2005

If you press num lock it will go out, even when you're shut down.

As far as I know the lights stay on the keyboard because they're still getting power from the motherboard, there's still power going thru the system, albeit not that much. It will only go out when the switch at the back of the machine (psu) is flicked off or turned off at the wall.

All computers I've been around do this. The power light even stays on in my reciever for the cordless mouse, as does the lights on my keyboard. Until as I said switch it off at the back of the PSU.



  DieSse 22:03 09 Apr 2005

As jbp1982 says - it's not a problem. A normal switch off only sends the system into a deep standby mode. Only removing the power completely will switch off the light. Just ignore it.

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