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Dell Dimension 3000 Power Problems

My Dell Dimension 3000 Pentium 4 Desktop is shutting on and off. Why! The green light comes on for a couple of seconds then turns amber then turns off. It happens fast enough for me not to see anything pop up on the screen. Help!

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  • cmsa12fish Feb 07, 2009

    How could I check these possible problems out?

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You have one of two problems. Power supply bad or your heat sink has got to hot and has fried your processor

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    Jeremy Reddick Feb 07, 2009

    Check the power supply by when you turn on the computer the fan on the power supply top back should run not matter what the computer does. To check the processor you need to get into the computer and you will see a big silver box that is your heat sink. See if you can small any type of electrical burning smell.

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