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Computer not coming on

Hey all have a problem with my dell dimension 3100 desktop pc put on the power but it's not coming on and the power button stuck on flashing ambr light can anyone help me

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  • scorpionbluf Feb 26, 2009

    no beeps no sound no nothing

  • AntsMc Mar 26, 2009

    I have a Dell Dimension 3100 desktop with XP, the PC won't boot.
    The numbers 3 and 4 are lit on the front and the power light is on.



  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2009

    I got the sam, PC starts to boot, beeps, and the numbers 3 and 4 light up but nothing hapens.

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 11, 2010

    Hi there.
    Can you tell me if the computer is beeping?


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Jsparo could be right, however, there could a number of causes for this, start by opening the side panel, take out the system memory, clean the memory contacts and slots of dust with a dry, clean, soft paintbrush, re-seat the memory firmly and try to boot the PC again.
Make sure you pull the power cord from the rear of the desktop before opening the side panel.

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Flashing Amber Light on a Dell Desktop is a defective power supply.
You can get a replacement from various vendors, or Dell.
Good Luck.

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2) EACH fan uses 2 to 3 Watts.

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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

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