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System couldnot respond after booting dell gx270

My pc goes not responding after pushing the power button on.The front panel light is solid green and on the back panel diagonistic lights gets off and sometimes b is yellow and other are green.I have dell gx270 with 2.8ghz processor,768Ram,40GB hard, and sony combo.
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Try to check connections between the monitor and the System Unit or what they called CPU. Turn on the computer you must hear 1 beep means the computer start normally. if you haven't, try taking out any new installed hardware but not the video card if you don't have onboard video device and turn on your computer again.. if problem still exist keep in touch.. TY

HOPE I CAN HELP

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Maybe your power supply is bad. Sometimes there is enough power to make the power light or some other lights come on but not enough power to make the fan turn on or hard drive spin.


Below are links and info I found from Dell's Website based on your model.


http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dime521/en/SM_EN/specs.htm

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Power button - push button

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LAN indicator light

green light - Solid green indicates that a LAN (local area network) connection is established.


http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dime521/en/SM_EN/adtshoot.htm#wp1056411

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System Lights - http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim5100/en/sm/tshoot1.htm#wp1114432

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yep

unplug the system
open the case
look for a battery and take it out
take out the memory (rams)
wait ten minutes
press power button 5 times
put everything back in

and boot it

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