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Start up fault

When i try to start my dimension 5150 it makes buzzing noise there are some lights on the front and they seem to stop at 3 and 4 ?

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  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    i got that too :(:(



  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2008

    PC goes to start and buzzes. 2 green numbers at front light up number 3 and number 4

  • anja890 Dec 31, 2008

    exact same problem; recurs every few weeks once.

    fixing it by disconnecting it from the wall, removing all usb connections, removing all installed memory, and putting it all together again works... but is is such a sucky way to handle the problem.


  • rhimshome May 08, 2009

    soo annoying... ><... the computer shuts off, and starts buzzing. Meanwhile, the numbers 3 and 4 light up in green. AHH~!

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I'm not an expert at this!!
I looked up Dell Tech Faults on another pc.
Disconnect power and press on button to discharge pc. Remove side panel. Remove all USB port cables including hubs. Remove memory from the CRIMMS. Reconnect memory. Reconnect usb's. Replace panel and power cord. You can always connect to Delle Tech Support - doesn't cost.

For some reason only known to anoraks or rocket scientists--- this works and pc is restored to former glory.

Hope this works for you too.

rgds

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Sounds like a power supply problem to me.
If you need to disconnect all load and then reconnect it again, it looks like a power issue.

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