Question about Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop
Hi my dell dimension 5100 is turning on and off automatically for no reason. It powers completely off and then reboots back on automatically. I brought it to a computer repair place and the guy took it apart then put it back together and said hopefully that works. well it didn't. I spent two hours on the phone with a tech from dell and he came to the conclusion that it is a motherboard problem. I guess my question is does this sound reasonable and if so is it worth it for a computer that is now 3 years old.
That kind of problem is very common to all computers. There are three possible causes. the power supply got shorted, The memory got dump and cannot resist to load the operating system. The system got conflict both the hardware's and software's.
1. try another functional power supply or test your power supply with appropriate tester.
2. REmove and clean the memory both the bank and the chips and test. if same problem occur then try another functional memory.
3. last; format and reinstall the hard drive to renew and refresh all setting and install all the drivers.
if these solution won't work that the time that the motherboard got shorted. however if in the first boot the system display it bios then that can be resolve.
tell me if ever what happen.
Posted on Oct 19, 2008
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