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Dell 24oo won't power up, help

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March 1, 2012 3:15:17 PM

My Dell Dimension Computer won't power up when i switch on the green light stays on but nothing else happens, i can open the CD drive and i hear and see fans working at the back when i try to press power off nothing happens, its like its jammed and i have to pull out p[ower lerad at back then when i put back in it switches off but whewn i press on it does the sam,e thing and jamms up????? please help

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March 1, 2012 5:54:00 PM


You an try a couple of things: (in the given order)

- Reseat your RAM modules, if no joy test one by one, cycling through the available slots, or borrow known good modules to try.

***Keep in mind to disconnect the power cord and wait at least 30 seconds before you unplug or plugin your RAM and/or plugin cards!!!***

- Replace the RTC battery on the motherbard. Some MoBos don't boot if that battery is low

- Borrow a PSU if you don't have a spare and try if that helps

- Last thing - disconnect everything except RAM, monitor and keyboard from the MoBo and try if you get something on the screen. Could be plugin cards or drives (HDD,DVD,FDD?) playing up.
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March 1, 2012 6:27:23 PM

It will be the power supply this computer is what like 7 or 8 years old. I used to work with these allot just go pick up a 250 or 300 watt power supply switch it out and go.