Question about Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop
Several months ago I replaced my old Dell Dimension 8200, transferred all the data to my new computer, and put the old Dell on a shelf. I now would like to use the 8200 again, but can't get it to power up -- no lights, no fan, no nothing. Power source is fine. I never had any problem with it before. It hasn't been dropped or otherwise damaged or abused; the only thing that's happened since we last used it is several months of being inactive and unplugged. Any suggestions?
I have 2 dell dimension computers 4600 and 8300 and having worked with dell for 4 years or so i found that if you get the no power problem all i ever done was to reset the power supply by moving the red switch 120/240 volt at the rear over and back a couple of times making sure to set it back to where it was originaly .you may have ot breal the seal that covers the switch. works for me each time and fires up the computer straight off.
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
If the power button does not light up at all, I would guess the power supply has a problem.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA
the leads from your (motherboard to your hard drive) make sure they have secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they might be faulty
if its a 40 pin flat ribbon type it will be the first to fail
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty
even something as small as a faulty electrical fan and its lead can cause you problems
computers need all power and data to continue through every working device and to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
make sure your graphics card is securely seated with no dust built up or in the socket
if you remove your graphics check the socket to make sure its dust free
restart your computer then reinstall it this should activate found new hardware wizard
hope this helps
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