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wblunt775

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System is a dell studio xps 435mt/ os 7 premium/ I7 CPU/ 8 gigs of ram/ ati video card just replaced 3 months ago/ hitachi deskstar 500g hd/power supply delta 360w.

Had no error messages. Was running fine, it had a few glitches but nothing serious. I attempted to power up the system but nothing , it has power the green light is on for the power supply.. I get one amber light when i press the power button on front panel, and one flicker of the red light on the video card.

This system is only 2 years old. The warranty expired on it's second birthday, which was the day after the warranty ran out.

thank you wblunt775
 
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There was a recent power outage in los Angeles. Could be a power supply issue.
 

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System is a dell studio xps 435mt/ os 7 premium/ I7 CPU/ 8 gigs of ram/ ati video card just replaced 3 months ago/ hitachi deskstar 500g hd/power supply delta 360w.

Had no error messages. Was running fine, it had a few glitches but nothing serious. I attempted to power up the system but nothing , it has power the green light is on for the power supply.. I get one amber light when i press the power button on front panel, and one flicker of the red light on the video card.

This system is only 2 years old. The warranty expired on it's second birthday, which was the day after the warranty ran out.

thank you wblunt775

Plug your computer specs into this psu wattage calculator: ( note: it only goes up to 4 gb ram, so you'll have to factor the extra 4 gb yourself.)
http://educations.newegg.com/tool/psucalc/index.html

If your new video card was an upgrade from the original, you might have overloaded your PSU.
A failed psu can damage other electrical components.
 

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The psu was factory installed


ati video card just replaced 3 months ago
If your new video card was an upgrade from the original, you might have overloaded your PSU.
What model/spec video card did you install?

Did you use the wattage calculator to see if you overloaded your PSU?

edit:
I found a similar Dell to yours with enough specs to show it calculates to over 400 watts.
http://boilr.net/2009/02/13/review-dell-studio-xps-435mt-gets-the-job-done/
It also had a 360 watt PSU.
Looks like the PSU you have was probably of too low a rating straight from Dell.
 
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