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Dell 4300 won't boot

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Dell4300wontboot, Mar 13, 2011.

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  1. Dell4300wontboot

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    Hello from a NON-techie. I just plugged in a USB (PNY 2011) into a Dell Dimension 4300 (bottom left rectangular opening). Oops! CPU shut down immediately. Tried to restart computer by pressing power button) and NOTHING. Then turned off kill switch (aka surge protector), unplugged kill switch from wall, waited 1 minute, plugged in kill switch, swithed it on, pressed Power button on Dell. Computer whirred, then beeped once, then went silent (although a small green bulb was illuminated in the back of Dell CPU, on bottom). Did I fry the CPU by inserting the 2011 USB into an old (2001) Dell computer? Does it need a part? Can it be saved? Thanks.
     
  2. vicks

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    Have you tried restarting the computer with out the flash drive inserted?
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