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My dell 9400 wont.....

Start when power is pressed. All it will do is run the windows loading screen and then it goes dark gray and thats it.~Its about a year old and out of warranty!~HELP!!!!~

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The impoortant thing is if the pc will P.O.S.T.? (This is what its called when the motherboard performs its initial checks) If it is making it past the dell screen and then goes black there is a component that the motherboasrd is getting that just malfunctions and causes the blackout. Most common is a bad hard drive, bad battery, or bad ram
Try switching through thesre and see if that fixes you r issue

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