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Solved: Dell Dimension 4600-Boot Up Problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by madchick, Feb 7, 2005.

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  1. madchick

    madchick Thread Starter

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    System is a dell dimension 4600. Came to me dead. User said it'd been making some funny noises for the last week or so.

    I tested p/s & sure enough it was dead. I ordered another & put in machine. Booted up once. RPC errors & the like shut it back down very quickly. I knew it had viruses so I left it shut down over the weekend to deal w/ on Mon.

    This morning plugged back in and it started to boot & shut right back down. Started defined as I heard the p/s come on. I took out RAM & reseated one by one. I do get Dell lights on the back of computer indicated memory not installed etc...so am I to assume that the ram might have been taken out with the p/s? The ram is PC2700 and I have ordered some. I don't have another pc that will take this ram to test.

    Any suggestions on how I can further test machiné? I already tested out processor. heatsync. I test p/s again and that is still good.
     
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    video card if it's onboard. Sounds like a power surge did some damage
     
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    Replaced video & It booted to safe menu with the ram that came with it! Thanks so much. Now I have to fix the RPC problems. Will keep you posted!

     
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    (y) that's the only thing left so...
     
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