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Dell XPS ? Motherboard or Power Supply problem ?

  • Motherboards
  • Dell Studio Xps
  • Power Supplies
Last response: in Motherboards
September 17, 2011 9:24:14 PM

How can I tell if I have a dead motherboard or bad power supply? My Dell XPS won't turn on any more. The power light glows amber- it used to be green. I ordered a replacement power supply from Dell and installed it myself, but it still won't power on. I hear a slight fan running but it sits there doing nothing. Is there a surefire way to tell if the motherboard is fried? It is obviously an older computer, but I don't really want to replace the whole thing right now and if I can fix it cheaply enough (under $100) I'll do it.

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September 18, 2011 2:54:57 AM

Make sure the 20/24pin motherboard and CPU power connecter is connected securely and if it still wont boot its probably a motherboard problem.