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Dell Dimension no power

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August 23, 2012 3:37:11 AM

I have replaced the power supply after checking that it was out.
I can get the hard drive to spin with the new power supply while not having the motherboard plugged in. The only light I get is the amber light by the cmos battery, none of the ones up front. I know it is most likely the mother board but have read that it could be the power on button. I can't figure out how to test that. This is an older model Dimension E310 desktop.

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September 1, 2012 11:25:29 AM

Hey, I have a Dimension E310 with the same problem! Anyway, it was the motherboard - not the power button.

If you Google it, you can find a way to bypass the power button on the computer, effectively "jumping" the power via the pins on the motherboard with a screw driver.
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