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dell dimension 2400 motherboard problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by XPUser1991, Jan 19, 2013.

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  1. XPUser1991

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    th PSU on my 2400 died, i put an identical dell PSU and the 2400 just flashes the amber power led, so i'm at a loss, what's going on???
     
  2. Megabite

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    Have you plug both power cables in on the motherboard?

    It can happen as it happened to me ...must be getting old.
     
  3. dai

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    when replacing a psu always go to a higher wattage

    what do the dell diagnostic lights tell you
     
  4. XPUser1991

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    it won't turn on at all, the power light flashes amber no power at all, both plugs (ATX & P2) are plugged in, i think i should mention that the maxtor 80GB hdd did have a microchip get fried, could that be a problem? (i replaced it though i think when the hdd did get fried it did something to the motherboard possibly)
     
  5. Amd_Man

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    When the PSU died it may have take out the motherboard as well as the hard drive. Try removing the CMOS battery for 5 minutes, replace and see if it powers up. If it does you will have to go into the BIOS and set the time and date to present.
     
  6. dai

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    boot with no ram in and see if you hear the bios beeps because it is missing
     
  7. XPUser1991

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    i get NOTHING out of it, diagnostic light B quickly flashes, you hear a click then the power LED flashes amber i took out the motherboard and it looked fine, i have no idea what happened to the thing, wish i could still use it...
     
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