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Dimension 8400, boots to the Dell splash screen, stays powered on for about a mi

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December 14, 2012 11:37:42 PM

Have a dimension 8400 that boots to the Dell splash screen and won't boot further. It stays on for 30-60 seconds and powers off. Power supply issue?
a b ) Power supply
December 15, 2012 1:09:17 AM

does this tower have the 4 diag light on the back of the case ?
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December 15, 2012 4:05:19 PM

It has the ABCD lights on the back, with abc green, d is yellow. I don't think its the power supply. I tried re-seeding the dimm's, removing one, re-seeding the graphics card. I currently don't have thermal paste to re-seed the proc. There are a few bulging cap's.
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a b ) Power supply
December 16, 2012 12:37:25 AM

what the user manual tel you for the light sequence and the color they have ? also if you have bubling capacitor you may need to get another motherboard it would also check the psu with a volmeter.
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