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Dell Dimension 3000 won't power up (2)

Seems too much of a coincidence. I bought my kids the machines a couple years ago. Within a week of each other neither will power up. I was either done or in the middle of updating the software/bios, etc on both. Any help would be appreciated.

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Check cooling fan on cpu on when switched pc on, hdd and cd devices active... yes or no. If no, check power supply or plug fuse, if these are OK, the possible motherboard failure, check back for more support

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