Dell 4600c will not power up -- green power button lit -
Trying to start my dell 4600c and after pushing the power button the system attempts to boot but but stops.. the green power button is lit but none of the diagnostic lights are lit.. does this sound like a simple power supply problem? thanks in advance!
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sounds like hard drive dead or your boot files corrupted and your hard drive has no input power. could be power unit weak or your hard drive could have died..they do wear out.
do you hear any fans spinning? there are fans to keep your pc cool. one big one for chasis and one small on over processor chip(heatsink). if the smaller fan(especially) does not spin then PC will not boot because chip will heat up and break if no fan. system will protect itself from this by not starting. open chasis and check if small fan is working. if not this is cheap fix. if it spins then hard drive or graphics card may be bad, which gets more expensive. shop will charge average of $75 dollars to analyze-just to tell you what is wrong, not to fix it.
If the tower power LED is a Steady Green and the Diagnostic LEDs on the Back are all Green then the monitor itself appears to be the failure point. See if issue occurs with a different monitor. If the tower LEDs are not all green, then reply with the indications
A solid Amber power LED is an indication of a motherboard problem. Remove any external connections and see if LED indications change. If no change, remove all PCI expansion cards, try again. If still no go, disconnect all drives, try again. If still no change, ensure the CPU heatsink is firmly attached (If loose you need to replace the retention module) If nothing loose and no changes from other steps, replace motherboard
I work on these systems on a weekly basis and they can be very difficult to open. I would make sure that you have already removed the feet from the bottom and turn it so that the heavy side (technically right side up) will be facing the floor. Place the palm of each of your hands on each of the buttons and squeeze the system as hard as you can while holding the system maybe an inch or two off of the floor. The plastic buttons basically cover a metal release tab that is actually part of the frame. All of the clamshell type cases are tough to open because of this. Good luck.