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Powering up My dimension 5100 desktop wont start the green power button now gives intermittent orange flashes

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Cleaning wont help you have to get a new motherboard

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Cleaned the innards of my pc and it worked so far!!!

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Start button flashing


It depends on the color, if it's green or amber. This may indicate the computer is in sleep mode. Press the power button to see if you can turn on the pc. If it doesn't press and hold power button for five seconds. You may give more details. I hope this helps

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1st, my desktop (dell Dimension 5100) had been not used for several months. When turned on, the green error code lights 3, 4 and a flashing battery appeared, along with a beeping noise. I read up on the...


I assume your new computer has IDE controller on the motherboard.
Yes you can install your old hard drive into your new computer as a Slave hard drive.
If the old hard drive is installed on the 2nd IDE controller and it is the only device on the controller then the jumper and be master or slave, but connect the hard drive at the last connector on the IDE cable.

Oct 18, 2010 | Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop

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Dell dimension 5100 - usb ports on motherboard are broken


Flashing Amber is normally power supply

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4282412-find_no_post_diagnostic_information_dell

The USB ports are part of the motherboard

Jun 08, 2010 | Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop

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Dell 5000 Dimension starting issue


You need to change your power save options. Right click on the desktop, click properties, click tab screensaver click on power tab. set the desired power save functions. hope this helps

Feb 24, 2009 | Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop

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Dell 5100 won't start... Power button blinks yellow.


hi disconnect pc and try to charge ups without anything connected

Dec 04, 2008 | Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop

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Power problem on Dell Dimension 5100


plz check the ram and powersupply unit and try to reset the bios

Sep 02, 2008 | Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop

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Dell dimension 5100, power button has turned orange


If under warranty contact Dell? I had this same problem, a new motherboard and fan assembly fixed this problem. Bad capacitors on the motherbard.

Apr 12, 2008 | Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop

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Dell Dimension 5100 Won't start up


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First disconnecting the power cord and re-seat all connections (Keyboard, Mouse espercially). Connect up the power cord and try powering the PC.

To help you troubleshoot a problem, Dell Dimension 5100 has four diagnostic lights labeled "1," "2," "3," and "4" on the front panel. When the computer starts normally, the lights flash. After the computer starts, all four lights display solid green. If the computer malfunctions, the color and sequence of the lights identify the problem.

If the computer failed to start up check the diagnostic lights color and sequence and Check the link below for more info (Assuming you have another system that can access internet)
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim5100/en/sm/tshoot1.htm#wp1120147

Alternatively, contact Dell Support with the diagnostic lights color and sequence to raise a service call if the system if under warranty.

Mike

Mar 31, 2008 | Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop

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Dell Dimensions 5100 Power Button


The power light is tied to the Mother Board and therefore it could be an issue with just about anything on the PC. Here is the trouble shooting documentation and the link should bring you directly to what the various conditions of the power LED mean.

There is also a detailed listing for the HD light as well as some diagnostic lights (if your paticular variation is equiped)

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim5100/en/sm/tshoot1.htm#wp1114432

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