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Old 05-31-2008, 02:18 PM   #16
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Hi - hoping someone can help me out here - my PC a dell just over i year old, is just non responsive! i mean not a kick out of it!
now i already did a little troubleshooting of my own
- swapped out the power supply and it is worling fine
- also swapped out the hard disk and it is working fine
- there also seems to be power going to the mother board because that little green LED is lighting on the motherboard. but the pc just wont power up!?!
so just what else could prevent the computer from even trying to start up!!
now it has not had any knocks or anything like that so any help anyone can give me, i would be most greatful!!!
thomas.
I have had a similar experience which I have solved after many hours by simply cleaning the area between the motherboard and the PC casing. You would be surprised to see how must dust and "woolies" accumulate in this section, it being out of sight. Good Luck!

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Old 06-04-2008, 08:18 PM   #17
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I work on them all the time. the GX 270s had a problem with bad capacitors. Look for a buldge or look for a rust corrosion on top of them. The symptops can be the following

1. that the PC turns on, but no video from the monitor.
2. Thermal overheating error

There may be more symptoms, but those were the only ones I got.
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:15 PM   #18
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Remove the CMOS battery and connect a LED to it. if it does not light up bright then the battery is bad

Remove everything (all cards + memory + cpu) and disconnect all drives. Try to just power on the board. Keep the buzzer and the power button connected

Try to power up

Disconnect mains

Insert cpu and its cooling device

Connect mains

Try to power up

Disconnect mains

Insert one memory stick

Connect mains

Try to power up

Try to exchange the memory sticks (with the mains power unplugged) until computer shows signs of life

Beeps from buzzer usually mean try another memry combination
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Old 09-07-2008, 06:14 PM   #19
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It is surely a RAM or Memory fault. I think you should try replacing it or if you have 2-3 different RAMs then you should try with 1 RAM only.

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Old 09-07-2008, 10:57 PM   #20
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Is it out of warranty? Go to Dell's site and punch in the service tag on the warranty info page.

Did you get a lightning storm recently? I've seen many Dell Motherboards get fried by lightning. The boards I've replaced that were not under warranty were about $80 from Dell.

I always buy one of their 3 year warranties with every system now.

If it does nothing when you press the power, you probably have a dead motherboard.
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Old 10-05-2008, 02:38 AM   #21
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Power supply bad - or power supply and the motherboard are both bad (power supply goes bad and takes out the motherboard).
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I would prefer you to contact Dell for the fault and try to get it repaired.They will be the best to help you out even if they will cost.Your monitor might have some problem or get your ram might be dislocated.Just try to refix each part of your laptop.Otherwise visit dell service center.
I'm not sure why people pull up a thread 1.5 years old
The original poster has NEVER replied to this thread
In fact he hasn't been back to this sit in almost a year

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Yeah

I think it was bad mobo caps just incase anybody wants to know.
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:18 PM   #24
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I'm not sure why people pull up a thread 1.5 years old
The original poster has NEVER replied to this thread
In fact he hasn't been back to this sit in almost a year

Well maybe others can still get something useful out of it instead of creating a new version of the same thread, even if the original poster is MIA, but who knows.

As an aside, and referring to the original problem and replies...

One thing almost always overlooked is the power button on the case. I just handled this for a friend whose PC 'just died'. The power button broke. Sometimes it *is* something simple

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