Help! Power issues with Dell Desktop
Posted 29 September 2010 - 07:21 PM
Posted 29 September 2010 - 09:12 PM
Do you get a BIOS screen (Dell) or do you get nothing.
Is the light flashing?
My first thought is that the power supply is at fault.
You can have some power, but not what is needed with a bad power supply so you can have lights, but no boot.
If you do see the BIOS screen than it is not the power supply.
Oh, may I ask what your skill level is? Beginer, moderate, skilled?
Posted 29 September 2010 - 09:28 PM
I get nothing. The green LED stays lit constantly. When problem 1st occurred b4 my friend replaced the original HD I did get a blue screen at first and then nothing. With the new HD it worked fine and then nothing. I consider myself moderate on the PC...skilled on Macs as I used, upgraded, troubleshot on my old job. I have no equipment at home to test the power supply; hence, I'm seeking input here b4 buying another hd or seeking a repair shop.
Edited by punishemd, 29 September 2010 - 09:37 PM.
Posted 29 September 2010 - 09:46 PM
Do the fans spin?
I asked about your skill level because I wanted to know if you know how to reseat the RAM.
Remove the side.
Lay the computer on its side.
Gently press the latches at the end of your RAM down.
And then gently put pressor on the top of the RAM untill the latches click (you should hear them click).
But if your fans are not spinning it is more likely that your power supply has failed.
The best way to test this is to take a known good power supply and hook the wires up to your motherboard and hard drive.
You do not have to mount the power supply in the case for testing.
Posted 29 September 2010 - 10:17 PM
Posted 03 October 2010 - 06:28 PM
Posted 03 October 2010 - 07:20 PM
A repair shop will charge you more plus a labor charge.
Did you look at the link I posted explaining how to change a power supply?
Posted 03 October 2010 - 08:05 PM
Posted 03 October 2010 - 08:10 PM
Posted 03 October 2010 - 09:21 PM
Take your pick.
I have had great service from tigerdirect. I usualy recieve the parts with in 5 days.
There is another web site called newegg that people favor.
You should not need any aditional hardware, the power supply should draw air from the inside and exaust hot air outside.
Internal components are not brand specific, you can put an HP power supply in to a Dell, or Gateway, or etc...
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