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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

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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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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1) If ALL of the LED lights on your computer were on at once, they would use less than 1 Watt of power.

2) EACH fan uses 2 to 3 Watts.

3) A typical Processor uses from 51 to 125 Watts. Depends on what Processor it is.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Pentium_4_microprocessors#Prescott_2M_.2890.C2.A0nm.29

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Dell Support > Dell Dimension 3100 > Service Manual > Advanced Troubleshooting > System Lights,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim3100/en/sm/adtshoot.htm#wp1124612

"Power Light - Blinking yellow - A power supply or system board {Motherboard} failure has occurred"

Dell Dimension 3100 desktop computer Service Manual, (Free from Dell Support),

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim3100/en/sm/index.htm

Click on Removing and Installing Parts > Power Supply

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