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Dell Dimension 3000 won't turn on

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by theillinifan, Sep 29, 2008.

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  1. theillinifan

    theillinifan Thread Starter

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    My dell dimension 3000 won't turn on, when i try to, it doesn't make any sounds and just blinks a yellow light where the green light should be.

    I put it into storage for a while, and when i went to use it a couple months ago, it showed a screen that said i needed to call a number, but it turned off too quickly. I put it back into storage after trying everything i could think of and just used other computers. Now i don't even get that screen anymore, just the flashing light. What can i do?
     
  2. win2kpro

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    Take the machine into a local repair facility and have them test the power supply unless you have a power supply tester.

    Also, have them "jump" a known good power supply to the motherboard to verify the board is good. Both tests should take less than 30 minutes and the cost should be minimal.
     
  3. arknorth

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    Remember that Dell's of this type have diagnostic lights on the back - obviously, when the machine is working correctly, all four will be lit green. When there's something wrong, they will show a light code (on, off, yellow, blinking, etc.) Are they doing anything?

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