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DO'H! Will not boot


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kaliace

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Hello,

This is a first time post here and I am at my wits end. Okay I have a Dell 8400 service number CF60L51. It started with it not booting from the Dell screen (the choice to go to Bios does not show up F12) I tried several different boot attempts and then I got the [Ithr] warning. I did some searching online and here is what I have tried,

I have replaced the battery, removed all USB devices, Moved Memory around (the led on the back show ABC green and D orange, I put a gig stick in a year or so ago) I moved the Cmos jumpers to try and clear it,

I might have tried others but I think that covers it, Oh sometimes when I restart the CPU the Cooler fan will go into overdrive, then eventually it will calm down, the fins are not hot when it does this.

Well, that is it in a nutshell. I am about ready to curl up in the fetal and cry. Any help would be a blessing.

Respectfully,
Michael
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Take the hard drive and try sticking it in another computer to see if you can even see the drive. I tried this with a IDE HD and the spare computer i keep around would not even see the HD, because it was dead.

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Based on the POST failure (at Ithr) and your cooling fans spinning, looks like there is a thermal problem with the motherboard and it needs to be replaced. Please contact Dell's Out of Warranty Repair department at 800-288-4410 for options for replacing your motherboard.
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