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Dell xps 400 keeps shutting off before booting up

Haven't used the computer in a while and would not turn on. Unplugged and tried to turn on and shut off within seconds

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  • Milind Shetti
    Milind Shetti May 11, 2010

    How old is the system ?

    Does it have an intel or AMD chip?

    Do you know how to boot into BIOS and check system temperatures ( If the system has his function available).



    If you do not know even the basics of your system then take it to a
    technician to diagnose your problem as any advice given here will
    require you to have at least a basic understanding of how a system
    works in order for you to resolve the issue.

    Thank You.

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Unhook each device from the power supply,

one device at a time except the mother board plug. If it stays on when any of the devices is disconnected that is the one that is causing the problem. If this doesn't give results try a known good power supply. Or if you have added a lot of devices to your unit you may need a power supply with more wattage. If none of this helps it may be a more expensive problem like a bad motherboard. Also test your memory one stick at a time. This is all I can think of right now but I may think of something else later.

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

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Can you be more specific when you say the system won't start?

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The online Dell service manual for the XPS 400 provides a clear and detailed procedure for clearing the CMOS. It's just a matter of moving some jumpers around:

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xps400/sm/index.htm

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