Question about PC Desktops
I have a Dell XPS 730, has not worked at all since I got it (took it out of the nice big box it came in - hooked it up to my monitor, attached peripherals, powered up and it sounded like it was about to take off; nothing displayed on the monitor though and the keyboard/mouse did not even light up) - all LED's on the mobo are on (including CPU hot LED) plus the LED Code FF was displayed. Removed RAM then powered up - no POST beeps. Removed Hard Drive Cable no beeps. Removed graphics card - no beeps. Tried CMOS reset no luck - checked all connections all was good and properly seated. CPU Fan is extremely noisy - I think I got a bum machine here and it has to go back... Guess I should have just build my own PC instead of ordering through Dell... such high hopes of it working out of the box...
Check if u r able to open the optical drive if its opening then power supply is gone bad or else get mobo an power supply replace
Posted on Nov 02, 2009
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Aug 20, 2013 | Dell XPS PC Desktops
One bad or faulty lead connection can cause a computer to continue restarting on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive.
WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.
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
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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