Question about Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop
I opened up my Dimension 5100 last night, vacuum the dirt and replaced the 512MB DIMMs with working 1024MB DIMMs just unplugged from another machine.
However, when I put everything back together again, it won't come up.
Green light on motherboard is on, no light on front panel at all. Pushing the power button got no reaction at all.
I tried to remove the 1024MB DIMMs and put back the 512MB DIMMs, there's still nothing. Green light on motherboard is on but that's it. Power button has no light, none of the 4 lights on front panel is on too.
All cabling are securely tightened, memory has been reseated multiple times.
Did I just fry something or is the power supply dead just out of bad luck?
Thanks a lot in advance.
Did you make sure that the power supply was off and or discontected from power source before opening the case?
It is possible that you have fried something by having a static discharge either from you hands or the vacume cleaner hose. Have you checked the correct installation of the memory make sure you are putting the original memory in dimm1 and dimm2.
Also check that the power button is still connected to the mother board just follow the wire from the back of the button just to be sure. Also check that the power switch on th power supply is on.
Link is to manual
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