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Dell Dimension 4700

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dleif_2000, Oct 13, 2008.

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  1. dleif_2000

    dleif_2000 Thread Starter

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    This is probably a common problem for some of you but I haven't encountered before and need some guidance as to how to proceed. After having shut down my computer (Dell Dimension 4700), I tried to restart it as usual with the power up button on the front. It failed to start and a blinking amber light (left side) came on indicating, I think, an internal power problem. Can anyone suggest how to proceed with solving the problem. The 115/230 switch is set correctly and the power cord is securely plugged in and hot. Thanks in advance if anyone can help. Rick
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    Your power cord should not be "hot" in the temperature sense, but the most likely source of such problems is a faulty power supply uniy. They are not really repairable, but are easily replaceable.
     
  3. dleif_2000

    dleif_2000 Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    Thanks for your help. I replaced the power supply with a new one of the
    exact same as on the original computer but that apparently was not the
    problem. Another person thought the switch might be the problem but there is
    no power whatsoever. Wouldn't there be at least some buzz coming from the
    inside of the computer even if the switch was defective? Again thanks for
    your help with this matter. Its people like you that make the computer age
    more bearable. Rick
     
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