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Bad Memory Card? or Power Supply?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dolethillman, Jul 5, 2005.

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  1. dolethillman

    dolethillman Thread Starter

    Jul 5, 2005
    I'm using Windows XP on a Dell Dimension 2350. I have to leave the PC on full time now because I have trouble restarting the PC.
    When the PC is turned OFF and I push the Power ON button the PC appears to be booting up but then appears to be going on and off by itself. With the side panel removed I can see that the fan is turning off and on. I can get the PC to boot up and work only if I turn it on and off a dozen or more times. So I now just leave it on full time.
    I tried to replace the 2 memory cards with one new 512MB card but that did not solve the problem as the problem persisted. I tried removing one and then the other of the 2 memory cards and that did not help.
    Somebody has now told me that it may be a power supply problem.
    Advice PLEASE!
  2. CouchMaster


    May 26, 2003
    The only way to know for sure is to put a new PS in and try it! You can get some good ones for around $30 bucks - http://www.newegg.com
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