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Computer turns on but now booting up

I have a dell dimension 3100 pc. It comes on but the power light never comes on green.. its on amber and the computer never boots up. I'm thinking something is wrong with the memory but i was wondering if i should hear a few beeps to diagnose that problem. I just want to know if its the memory gone bad or if its any other additional problem with it. Thank you for whatever help you can assist me with

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  • dwxdx Feb 03, 2009

    theres no beeps.. just the usual start up sound with the cpu fan.. i'v tried removing the memory cards and place them back.. and still it never boots... the amber light isn't blinking its just on constant no blinking at all.... the sound of the computer is normal like it works but it's just not booting up.. and the light remains constant amber

  • Ryan Stiers
    Ryan Stiers May 11, 2010

    If it was detecting a memory problem, the computer should produce constant single beeps. Do you hear any beeps at all, or can you hear the Hard Drive wind up when you power it on?

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Hi,

amber light — Blinking amber indicates a problem with the power supply inside the computer. If the system cannot boot and there is a solid amber light, this could indicate a problem with the power connections for the CPU on the system board (see "Power Problems" in your Owner's Manual).

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Make sure the memory stick is securely installed on the motherboard. Also make sure that any additional cards in the expansion slots are also securely installed.

I had a similar problem on another machine and it was due to a memory stick that wasn''t fully secure, I reinstalled the memory stick and made sure it was a solid connection and it resolved my problem.

Please let me know if this helps you.


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