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Solved: dell dimension 2400 wont boot

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  1. rbutl61

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    Okay, so i was given a dell dimension 2400 from a friend who didn't need it anymore. While i was picking it up from his place we tested it to make sure it was working. I brought it home and the first thing i did was open it up and vacuum it out because we noticed while we were testing it it always came up with the same message at boot, "Fan error, press f1 to boot"
    I put it all back together but when i tried to start it up the power light was a steady amber and the cpu fan was on full speed. No diagnostic lights were on except d and that was orange.
    Any suggestions appreciated !


    Thank in advance !!!
     
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    The Dell Dimension 2400 desktop is about 12 years old and is only capable of running Windows XP.

    Do not try to run Windows Vista or Windows 7 or Windows 8 in it.

    I definitely would not put any money into it.

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    There is some red stuff on the capacitors and i just noticed that the fan is turning on,off,on,off,on,off. What should i do?
     
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    Places that do recycling for e-Waste and electronics will at least give a dollar or something for it, better then sending it to the dump.
     
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    I was joking, Rob. :p
     
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    Maybe you were, but realistically there's not much you can do with a system of that age and if it's broken then it's only value is a recycling recovery fee.
     
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