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The monitor stays black. Now the machine is intact - power on, power supply fan starts lights blink, no go..doesnt power up, doesnt blink amber, nothing. solved Can I clone from MBR to GPT Hard Drive & Boot from GPT at start up with Dell Dimension 9200 (XPS410)? HandyostSep 22, 2006, 4:02 AM Dont you have to do that in Cmos. http://scvanet.org/problems-with/problems-with-tdx-sys.html

All this is happening within 1 second. However, the lights can confirm things a beep code cannot, such as no power to the system. Upon replacing the cord, the unit "took-off" again w/o my pushing the power button, so I unplugged it. They had me open up the case and take out the ram, unplug thing wires and take out cards one at a time and powering on. check here

Hello. Later I had to unscrew my motherbored to get one screw out where the bracket to the heat sink goes, once I got that done…I put everything back then when I Useful Searches Recent Posts Menu Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Menu Log in Sign up AnandTech Forums: Technology, Hardware, Software, and Deals Forums > Hardware and Technology > B -- If B is yellow, this means you are having some type of issue with the power supply.

It's a disgrace.I had same symptoms - no boot up, just a mad fan on turning the power on, and for me either no lights or just the "B" diagnostic amber Nothing else happens. If you do get a new PC, you can add old HD as explained below to retrieve data. once the comp cools down the problems boting it up starts again.

Time for the repair shop. Freaky Unmountable_Boot_Volume error - Dell Dimension 8400 solved Dell Dimension XPS Gen 5 Getting blue screen at boot up! It worked fine for a day and the same thing happened. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/51352-2-dell-dimension-8400-wont-boot I will really appreciated it.

October 1, 2013 Eazy i have a dell optiplex 170L every time i on it.. A few days later (after cleaning lady (a factor or not??)) it was (is) absolutely dead again. considering how old these systems are, spend a couple hundred on a new system, CPU, Motherboard, RAM, and hard drive, OS, and have a new updated system, that uses a fraction When I tried to power it up again all I got was the steady amber light.

  • They'd seen that loose before on a 775 board.
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  • I'm use to mobo's having the drivers to support the minimum requirements for operation. #12 konradjohn, Jul 1, 2008 robisbell Banned Joined: Oct 27, 2007 Messages: 3,621 Likes Received: 0
  • Turns out, when i call dell and they walk me through troubleshooting it, theres a power supply to the motherboard (the one closest to the fan w/ 4 prongs) the cable
  • When it did finally start, I kept it running for (6) days while I removed data from it, saving music, pics etc.
  • It worked the first time, but then the next day, same problem.
  • You can confirm the outlet is working, but if you are still not getting power, you could have a problem with either the power supply, front switch or the motherboard itself.
  • On the last try, nothing made the computer work.
  • I was extremely careful driving home and all was good at home.

They finally said someone from a higher level will contact me in 24 hours. 48 hours later, still nothing. here There?s got to be away to get this hard drive to work out of this system. Except this time when I powered it down I haven't been able to get it to restart. Reply Reply With Quote November 11th, 2010,12:13 AM #13 jackamoney View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries Junior Member Join Date Nov 2010 Posts 1 Fan loud will not

fallingstarfilmsSep 1, 2007, 3:35 PM Add me to the list. this content kirby34Sep 21, 2006, 4:50 PM Well, unfortunately, replacing the mobo didn't seem to work. I have searched online for similar issues and have found many with the same problem. The 3 lights on the keyboard flash on and off when i turn it on.Can someone out there please help.

by Willy / August 30, 2011 11:35 PM PDT In reply to: Dell 8400 power up issues??? I unplugged the machine and plugged it back in, when I did, the fan was superspeed, and smoke came out the back, and there was a burnt smell. the fan start rolling.. http://scvanet.org/problems-with/problems-with-foguefix.html No.

My computer did overheat it was running at like 160 degrees F. Several functions may not work. The PC restarts on shutdown.

The front switch was required to be pressed several times in order to boot the computer.

Money is an issue but this replacement solution looks like it comes with a lot of benefits and want to know how hard is it to do? don't know how long this will last though. I have purchased and tested many different configurations for customers including quads. It seemd that unplugging the PSU from the mother board is what did the trick.

When I look at the lights on the back A is amber, B is green, C is amber, D is green. If so, your system is showing the EXACT same symptoms as my 8400 just started showing on Monday. I could buy another power supply (just to get a new P2 - what a waste!) and install the refurbished mobo, but that would just postpone the inevitable P2 deterioration since check over here Stay logged in Search titles only Posted by Member: Separate names with a comma.

Posting Quick Reply - Please Wait « Previous Thread | Next Thread » Thread Information Users Browsing this Thread There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 Maybe the 'mobo' is the problem but maybe not - I and wondered if anyone else has more experience/knowledge about this OK/totally dead/OK pattern. A week after the delivery I called them back and they said my warranty has expires so they can't send a replacement. I cant get past the very first boot screen. #6 konradjohn, Jun 26, 2008 bruceb Diamond Member Joined: Aug 20, 2004 Messages: 8,087 Likes Received: 11 If you are using

A fresh install can cure many woes. (worked wonders for my 4700. I took a chance (since it was a borrowed CPU) and put the CPU in the original mobo and it also worked there.So, I went ahead and bought a P4 541 As robisbell notes, it's possible you have a power supply or capacitor problem. I have NOT checked the MoBo for funky caps as of yet.

Probably a bad design in reqard to heat management. Once again, I'm no expert but, if the PSU is bad and is surging, would I be able to run the machine eventually, as I do now? joefridayMay 23, 2008, 3:57 AM These problems all stem from one thing: heat. to an external drive.

what a waist, 4 months short of 2 years and a dead computer. When I got home the 8400 was in the nothing at all status again. After replacing the motherboard we had and still have another issue. the cost is around $80, so that's pretty steep, IMHO.