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Dell E521 won't enter BIOS

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Hello. Well the issue is not resolved but I'm out of ideas. I did manage to get a replacement motherboard for £20 and the aim is to install that within the next month. If this thread needs to be closed then please go ahead. Cheers!
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GTG tech topics are not closed, all that we ask is that they are either updated or concluded and not left hanging  ;)

 

Please keep us advised on any progress and any questions along the way let us know  :thumbsup:


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A little update. Motherboard has been replaced, therefore BIOS chip etc has been replaced. I still can't get into BIOS! I'm beginning to think this is maybe a flaky PSU that isn't stable enough or something to supply the needed power for the BIOS chip (or something along those lines).

 

The good thing is that the Diskette 0 seek failure error has now gone.

 

When I regain sanity, I am going to detach everything again (apart from system fan) and leave a single stick of original RAM in there, and see what happens. If it still won't go to BIOS I can only conclude it is indeed some oddity with PSU and I'm not going to buy a new one so things will just remain as they are :)


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When I regain sanity, I am going to detach everything again (apart from system fan) and leave a single stick of original RAM in there, and see what happens. If it still won't go to BIOS I can only conclude it is indeed some oddity with PSU and I'm not going to buy a new one so things will just remain as they are :)

 

That is the steps that I would suggest  :thumbsup:

 

Not sure on the PSU being the cause though and suspect a change of the original hardware configuration, good news that you have gotten rid of the annoying Diskette 0 seek failure message  :)

 

Keep us posted.


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Not heard from you for a while nextx, do you still require assistance or is the issue now resolved, an update would be appreciated.


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