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Problem withe dell gx280 fan and display

I have dell optiplex GX280 when i press the power button i dont get any display and cpu fan reach to its max speed how can i fix this prob?

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I had exactly this problem on an Optiplex GX 280.
I replaced 1 stick of ram, and everything was happy.

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Unfortunately this seems so be a motherboard problem, Dell's solution is to replace the motherboard I'm not sure there's much you can do at home or work to fix this - if it's still under warranty get dell to replace the motherboard if not im afraid its the bin for it sorry

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

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Go through my published guide with regards to this matter, it is entitled My Computer is not turning on!!! Is it dead!!! No POST!!!

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May be serious. See if the power light goes amber after power up. I had (have - still siting in my basement) one that did same. Power up, fans sound like 747 taking off. Power light goes amber. This is USUALLY caused by bad capacitors on the mother board. Known GX280 problem going back. If you look on the motherboard, the capacitors should have flat tops and not leaking. If the are rounded or leaking, the MB has probably gone bad.

I obviously can not be 100% sure about this as the unit is not here.

You can google this and see the issues. Here is one such link.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/p/19253544/19414291.aspx

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Dell optiplex GX280 PC when power on system no noise with fan after one hour making loud noise . I changed the CPU fan , also same noise, and applied heat sink paste to CPU and heat sink same noise....


There probably is another fan, located inside the power-supply, that is making all the noise.

Borrow a stethoscope from a nurse or doctor, and listen to the noise, to pinpoint "where" on the computer that is the origin of the noise.

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I have dell optiplex GX280 when i press the power button i dont get any display and cpu fan reach to its max speed how can i fix this prob?


May be serious. See if the power light goes amber after power up. I had (have - still siting in my basement) one that did same. Power up, fans sound like 747 taking off. Power light goes amber. This is USUALLY caused by bad capacitors on the mother board. Known GX280 problem going back. If you look on the motherboard, the capacitors should have flat tops and not leaking. If the are rounded or leaking, the MB has probably gone bad.

I obviously can not be 100% sure about this as the unit is not here.

You can google this and see the issues. Here is one such link.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/p/19253544/19414291.aspx

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Power or motherbaord failure


open it ...remove the bios battery and after that put it back ..this will reset it ...and will boot ...just set the time and date and press f10 to exit and save ...
if it still fail to boot after that it has another issue ..probably a cpu fan or a ram memory

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What have you tried so far? Whenever I deal with a no post issue.

1. Disconnect all the connection at the back of the computer tower and power cycle it by pressing the power button of the tower for 15 seconds and plug the power cord back in and the monitor only.
2. If no post didn't occur, plug the devices one-by-one until you see the faulty device
3. if none of the external device causes the problem
4. We'll have to open the computer tower and reseat the video card, hard drive, memory, cpu power supply.

doing things one-at-a-time is the best thing to isolate the issue and point the root cause of the problem. Let's hope that it's not a problem with the power supply or motherboard.

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i had same problem today and i tested my machine and solved the problem at last.
the problem is the thermal value that your mainboard sets for your cpu.
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ps: before this process,i tried almost everything . cpu fan , memory , cpu , cables ,case ... everything. but the problem is on your mb.

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