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Drive to my dell precision t5400 the computer shut off when looking for the drive

When the harddrive is not connected the computer stays on

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Test your PSU power supply unit or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty

One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle of restarting or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive power and data cables IDE SATA

the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO YOUR HARD DRIVE make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty

make sure all leads that are attached to your dvd\cd floppy drives have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty

computers need power and data to travel through every working device to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error

even something as small as a faulty electrical or fan lead can cause you problems

motherboard and a Hard Drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive if its a flat ribbon 40 pin type IDE replace it this will be the first to fail.

Check all electrical power input and extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd floppy drives need to have current go through make sure these drives are working

also check the Cmos battery and computer RAM modules make sure they are securely seated with no dust built up or in the sockets on some motherboards cmos batteries are soldered in.

Check you CPU central processing unit make sure its securely seated and has thermal paste it might be getting to hot the thermal paste will help disperse the heat

Thermal compound is a sticky paste that is placed directly onto the CPU.

Allowing for a more direct heat transfer between the CPU and HEAT SINK and preventing air gaps from forming between the CPU and heat sink.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Nov 27, 2012


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SOURCE: need internal drive for dell precision 670

You have two options with the WS670. You can use standard IDE (PATA) drives or you can use SCSI drives (up to Ultra320). If you are already using SCSI HDDs in the system, you would most likely be best served by sticking with SCSI for your hard disks and leaving IDE for your optical drives which I believe is the default configuration, but it can be modified when ordering the systems. If you are already using LVD drives, just go ahead and slap another one in of any size. If you want to use IDE, your maximum size will be dicated by the chipset used in the system (information not available on the Dell website).

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My Dell beeps non-stop when I turn it on, what can I do?

There are many reasons, why your dell t5400 is beeping. Here
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-A 3rd party device such as a keyboard may be plugged in while the button is stuck, or the keyboard or 3rd party device may have malfunctioned so you should try unplugging all Third Party Devices.

-Memory (Ram) or Graphic Card may not be seated correctly or could of possibly died. Although usually when users experience such issues with memory there computer fails to boot.

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Try installing the chipset drivers for your Dell from their website, linked below. Pay attention to which drivers your looking at, depending on your operating system.

Also, take a quick inventory of all the USB devices plugged into your computer. Check their support websites to see if they have any software or drivers that will need to be installed to function correctly- especially if you're using a USB device you've never used before.

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Helloi am having problem with dell t5400 presionwhen i start my pc and show my desktop few minutesautomatically turn off and orange light blinking do you tell me what the problem with My t5400 precisi

The only blinking orange light is located on the Network RJ45 connection

If you're talking about the Power light on the Front panel:

If the Power light is blinking green the computer is in a sleep state: The computer is in standby mode. Press a key on the keyboard, move the mouse, or press the power button to resume normal operation.

If the Power light is blinking amber indicates that an internal power problem might exist; The computer is receiving electrical
power, but an internal power problem may exist.
Ensure that the voltage selection switch is set to match the AC power at your location (if applicable).
Ensure that all components and cables are properly installed and securely connected to the system board.

You can find the User Manual here Product Support Dell US

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Graphics card(s) not working on computer

Disconnect the card and connect it again and also install driver software.

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Windows 7 will not install on my Precision T5400

1 GB of RAM for 32 bit or 2GB of RAM for 64 bit to install windows 7
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System runs from about 3 to 15 secs then shuts down. That doesn't give me enough time to do anything in the BIOS setup when pressing F2. Then the system refuses to start (by pressing the power button)...

Just to make sure thatnothing else is causing the problem, remove any PCI cards like modem, videocard, sound card, etc... Remove the memory modules and disconnect cables toCD/DVD drives. Look at the USB ports to see if any are damaged. The computer should stay on even without an operating system or hard drive installed.

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I have known good memory from another pc and i have tried several brands but my t5400 just blinks 1 and 3 green

1. compare the frequency (MHz) of ur new RAM with the old one.

2. it should be compatible (high frequency RAMs are not compatible on all systems)

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There is a problem with latency. It seems there is is a problem with the image and the box. It is a 64 bit machine. During the middle of a PC refresh and after replacing the old machine with DELL T5400...

try running defrag. if the problem persists there might not be enough memory.. but, the lagging with the newer operating systems like vista and 7 is normal to a limit..goodday..

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Heatsink for Dell Precision T5400

Actually what you need is a Heatsink & Fan for a Intel "Xeon" Processor. I believe some of these came with dual core and quad core CPU's. So make sure as to EXACTLY what type processor you have and look for a heatsink for that.

Or, you can call Dell directly and purchase it from them. Dell sometimes uses Fan tunnels in there machines, instead of directly mounting the fan on the CPU.

I hope this info helps, please rate my solution. Have a great day!

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