Question about Dell OptiPlex GX270 PC Desktop
When the CPU overheats then it will shut down (i.e. thermaloverload) and won't boot up again until it has cooled down. If this is theproblem is not fixed then the CPU will eventually fail.
A faulty fan causes the problem or the fan and heat sink assembly are cloggedwith dust.
Check the CPU fan to see if it spins freely, if not replace the fan.
If the fan and heat sink is clogged with dust the remove the dust and make surethe vents are clear and dust free. Use a can of compressed air to do this.
Posted on Feb 25, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I've heard that Dell will still honor the warranty if you mention the capacitors to them. They haven't recalled them, but they know it is a known problem.
Posted on Sep 28, 2007
SOURCE: boot problem
If you cannot boot to safe mode, you may need to repair or reinstall the OS , as it might be currupt. If you can safe mode check for virus or follow the following step
right click on my computer - Advance tab - startup and recovery's setting remove checkmark from automatically restart
download combofix.exe and run this file
check your HDD/RAM/Motherboard
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
First, are you sure the power supply is coming on? Check by placing your hand at the back of the computer where the power cord plugs in, turn on the computer and see if you feel air blowing. It sounds like your power supply died.
If you're not using a quality surge protector, you may have fried the PS. Wal-Mart sells a cheapie one that goes bad quickly. If you spend less that $39.95 on a surge protector, you're basically wasting your money.
If the power supply doesn't come on, replace it, but you'll have to purchase it from Dell because they use proprietary PS - so generic won't work.
Posted on May 25, 2009
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Posted on Aug 04, 2009
If you are not getting display for your Dell Optiplex GX 270, the issue may be one of three possible causes:
* The VGA cable connection between the Dell PC and the monitor, may not be seated in the VGA port correctly. To resolve this, just make sure the VGA cable is seated completely in the VGA port of the Dell computer and that also the Power cord from the monitor to the power source (i.e wall socket, power strip, surge protector, etc.) is seated securely.
* There may be an issue with the Video card in the Dell PC
* Or there may be an issue with the motherboard for this model of Dell.
To check to determine if the latter is what you are experiencing with this issue, please feel free to review this Dell Support link: Dell Optiplex GX 270 Display issue.
If you have more questions regarding this information, please feel free to reply back to this post.
Posted on Feb 19, 2010
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