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Fitted 2nd Hard drive to Dell Dimension 5150 but computer does not acknowledge it exists. power there and sata lead is connected?

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Change sata lead...thank you

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How can I remove hard disc from dimension 5150


Check out Dell's support documentation, found here:

http://support.feelpcs.com/pc-spec/DimensionE510/parts1.htm#wp1366406

This shows how to remove and add a hard drive to the Dell Dimension E510/5150 series.

Here's a YouTube video showing you how to add an extra hard drive to your system. The process is quite similar, except you would just unplug your SATA and power cable, grip the two blue plastic tabs, and pull the drive out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVaBB8X6KhQ

Hope this helps!

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My dell 170L with IDE h/drive & cd rom wont recognise a sata dvd rom ( connected to sata port & power)


Check that jumper settings are done correctly, also check how devices are shown in BIOS.

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My Dell Dimension 5150 won't turn on. it makes a long beep, pause, and 3 long beeps, then pause, then 2 long beeps. what's wrong with it?


the beeps are post during post the very first work is done by the ram,all the memory in the ram is first transferred to the hard disk,and remains active untill turned off.

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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What size hard drive goes into a dell 5150


this site will give you the build list for the computer. you can put any size hard drive in it you want as long as you stick with IDE type
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim5150/en/sm/specs1.htm

this means you can not use the newer SATA drives. has to be IDE

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Max hard drive that can be fitted to a dell dimension 5150 thanks tom


Sir your Dell dimension 5150 can be expanded with maximum 250 GB of hard drive .

Thanks.
Have great day.

Oct 10, 2010 | Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop

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The original hard drive on my Dell Dimension 5150 has fried, and I bought a new one and installed windows on it again. Is it possible for me to retrieve the files on the other hard drive with just the...


If your drive is fried, then file recovery may not be possible.

If you are using a SATA hard drive that uses the thin cable with a small connection at the ends, you will also need to connect a power cable as well.

you should be able to hook up your old hard drive into your PC if you have a second SATA cable and a spare SATA power connection.

Splitters are availible at most PC shops, and should not cost very much.

Once again, if your drive is completely fried or burnt out, file recovery may not be possible.


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Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop: I want to know what kind of case a dell has. I'm p...


The Dimension 5150 has a BTX case, which is nearly impossible to upgrade. The motherboard is NOT interchangeable (with a few exceptions, but none of which are true upgrades).

If you have a PCI Express slot, you can upgrade the video card but do not get a card that requires an additional power cable directly from the power supply. This is because the stock power supply is very weak and doesn't have outputs for additional cards. If the card requires no additional power, you should be fine.

You can upgrade your processor with the P4 [Prescott] 5xx or 6xx Series Processors with HT. The 5150 does not support core 2 duo processors. Depending on what you currently have, this may or may not be worthwhile. Also note that higher power processors run at higher temps, which sometimes causes a noticeable increase in fan noise.

The hard drive is easily upgradeable. Just buy any standard sized SATA hard drive. Your computer case supports two drives, so you could keep your current drive and just add a second drive. Remember to buy a SATA cable with the new drive because new drives usually don't come with them.

Overall, if you're looking to get outstanding performance, get a new computer. BTX computers are not gaming computers. You'll end up dumping money into this thing just to get a lousy increase in performance.

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Computer wont start up!


try to replace the IDE/SATA cable connection..good luck

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Dimension 5150 won't boot


check your hard drive I think press f2 or f12 for hard drive test or reboot. If it is the hard drive and its out of warranty check w/new egg just bought one for my 510 dont forget to check hrd drive connection type ata or sata good luck

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