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dnbfreak

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Ok so a friend of mine has a Dell 4600 and when he came in this morning it didn't power on. I put a new power supply on it and got one beep and a LOUD click then everything shut back off. Any ideas on what may be causing this? Everything was fine the day before. My first instinct was that it was just a HDD failure of some sort. I am going to put the HDD into one of my computers and see what happens. Just wanted to check here first. Thanks again!!
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A friend of mine had the same problem, I checked the USB slots and someone tried to put a USB in the wrong way and broke the guard, bending the pins which grounded the system. Just straighten them out and it worked fine. Don't know if this is what happened to the laptop, but it's an idea
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A friend of mine had the same problem, I checked the USB slots and someone tried to put a USB in the wrong way and broke the guard, bending the pins which grounded the system. Just straighten them out and it worked fine. Don't know if this is what happened to the laptop, but it's an idea




it's actually a desktop but I'll check that out..thanks


edit: little more info: The HD starts to spin up and as soon as it does that's when the system dies. Should I just go ahead and put it into a diff machine and see what it does?

Edited by dnbfreak, 28 October 2005 - 09:47 AM.

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I'd suggest going with the standard method of trying to boot with just the motherboard, video card and RAM (everything else removed). If it boots to BIOS OK, try reattaching components one at a time until you identify which one is causing your problem.
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was this loud click accompanied by any bad smells?
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was this loud click accompanied by any bad smells?



no bad smells.

I'll try to see how if it boots to bios without any devices powered and see what happens


ok so I tried that and I got one beep followed with a shut down.

Edited by dnbfreak, 31 October 2005 - 09:22 AM.

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hiya,
A mother board burnin falure? possiblly
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so..basically if it's still under warranty I should just have him send it in?
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I put a new power supply on it and got one beep and a LOUD click then everything shut back off. I am going to put the HDD into one of my computers and see what happens. Just wanted to check here first. Thanks again!!


Howdy:

Odds are, you just wiped out any warranty they may have had left by opening the case and replacing the power supply !!

Murray
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