Question about Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop
The computer was on for at least one year and i never turned it off,until this past weekend ,when i was going out of town for three days i decided to give it a break.so, when i came back and wanted to turn it on, ,nothing.the green light on the mother board is on and when i push the power button,i see a very tiny light which is very hard to notice blinks every 2 seconds for 3 or 4 times ,but nothing happens.i disconnected all the wires from the back and pushed the power button for at least 25 seconds to take the static out ,but again ,no luck.that was all could do, so, if anybody knows how to fix this,please let me know.thanks.
I was having a look at a friend in works PC. Again a Dell Dimension 5150.. It also has a boot up problem (does nothing but orange light flashes) After already taking it apart and making sure the hardware wasn't broken I had a search and came across this! I'm glad I did because one of the front USB ports was damaged! and i'm pretty sure that would have been one of the last things i would have looked for!
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Posted on Nov 24, 2008
To my surprise, I looked on the back of the computer and sure enough one of the USB ports was bent out of shape causing the short. I fiddled with it and as I moved it, the mother board came to life! The fan twitched and the hard drive made a noise (or what I think was the hard drive). I pressed the power button and it turned on! Good fix David.
Posted on Nov 14, 2008
Hi dave the only thing that i forgot to mention is ,there is a very small tiny battery on the M/B which i took it off and i was suspicious that it is not working right ,so after i took it out ,i adjusted the negative terminal of it which looks like a very small fork and then put back in place and then discharged the power button for about 15 seconds and reconnected the ac wire without doing anything else until the computer turned on by itself. just remember ,i had to do the exact precedure every time that i was going to turn the computer on including to take the small battery off and put it back again.is kinda weird isnot?.worked for me,i hope it'll work for you too.good luck.
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
Take the Ac cord off the back of the PC, then take out the boards you have in the PCI slots. Then I would re-seat the memory. Turn the PC back on after re-seating the memory, but before putting the boards back in. See it it powers up.
If it does,put the boards in one by one. Then try to power up.
Word of advice, Windows needs to be restarted at least once a week so that it could recover its resources.
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Posted on Nov 05, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
make sure that your RAM and Cmos battery are securely seated
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions IDE SATA
the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty
graphics card is seated properly with no dust in the socket you might have to remove it to check for dust
a computer needs power and data to travel through every working device and to its continue its cycle and to have and end to function
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure make sure the connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they could be faulty
a computer needs all electric current and computer data to travel to and through every working device and have an end to work properly click start right click on my computer so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
hope this helps you
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