Question about Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Dimension 3000 won't boot until it gets warm

To boot the Dimension, I have removed the side cover and use a fan heater to warm it up. After a few minutes the heat causes the coling fan to start and then the computer will switch on via the on/off button. This has to repeated whenever it is switched on.

Do you reckon the power supply unit could be the culprit.

The computer is 3 years old and is used in our house which is at normal house temperature.

Best wishes

Posted by on

  • david820 Mar 16, 2009

    Suoer job. Got a new PSU and it works a treat. Thankyou for the help.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 447 Answers

There's one way to find out - this is a list of power supplies for your unit on ebay, swap it out to see if the problem persists.

If you want to do it at the local level just find yourself a 400w ATX power supply that you can take back after testing (your machine may require a specific power supply and the ATX may not be mountable in your PC).

Post back with your findings.

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

  • John Elliott
    John Elliott Mar 17, 2009

    Glad to hear you got it fixed, that's what this is all about...

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

3 Answers

How do I remove and replace a CPU cooling fan on my Dell Dimension 2400


Make sure u can open the casing well to expose the interior parts without causing any damage. Then by close look at the processor area , that is where the heat sink is located. Normally the dell dimension 2400 has a green channel shaped structure that acts as a passage for the air that enters in and out for cooling the heat sink. It has a locking parts that slides into the casing back by slight pressing to the back of the casing just behind the processor area, be so observant to notice the locking parts. then the fan is just fixed behind that green " channel like" and its fixed on the rear side of the casing, 25275582-o0cuhlgwrl13okm3u3q5444d-5-0.jpg

Nov 08, 2014 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Dell dimension 3000 freezes on bios start screen wont go past this screen, Ive tried ctrl F 11, F2, F 12 nothing


HI, Try to use another key board..
If the problem is same remove the power cable and open cover. Check the cpu fan .
Contract for more information.
Hope this helps.

Oct 28, 2011 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

2 Answers

Mt dimension 3000 gets very noisy when the weather


That's because it heats up more easily and faster, which usually makes the fans spin faster and results in being noisy. Have you ever cleaned out the interior of the computer? If not, or if it's been awhile since it's been done, then buy some canned air for dusting electronics, open the side of the computer case (while it's not powered ON), and blow out the fans and the heat sink. If you get alot of just clogging up the heat sink, then it will not dissipate heat correctly; which results in the fans running more often. It that doesn't help any, then I would try to figure out if one of the fans is making alot of noise because it's going bad. You can find replacement fans on ebay, or at local electronics\computer shops.

Apr 10, 2010 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

1 Answer

How to remove outside cover on dell dimension 3000 desktop pc. need to make mods


CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover.
  1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.

  2. Lay your computer on its side with the computer cover facing up.

  3. If your computer cover has a cover latch, slide and hold the cover latch.

  4. Grip the indents on the computer cover, and slide the computer cover toward the back of the computer.

eb74b0b.jpg
Place the computer cover on a level surface.

Mar 17, 2010 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Windows xp screen appears on Dell dimension 3000 desktop. It tries to boot up but then the screen goes black and just sits there. How do I fix this? I need to just get my data files off.


When you first turn on your computer, start pressing the F8 key about once every 1/2 second until you get to the boot menu. From there, select "Safe Mode" or "Safe Mode with Networking" (if you want to transfer files via network connection). The rest should be pretty self explanatory.

-Dan
Cartier Consulting, LLC

Mar 15, 2010 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Hi, how do i remove the side panel of my dimension 3000 pc?


Hi:
There is either a half moon shaped lever on the back of the case to down and the cover pops off, or you have a button on the top and bottom of the case, and the entire case opens like a suitcase.

Nov 03, 2009 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

2 Answers

I am looking for a way to take off the side panel, as I am assuming this is where the new memory has to go on the dell dimension 3000 desktop


Unscrew 1-2 screws from the side panel.

If your computer cover has a cover latch, slide and hold the cover latch.

Grip the indents on the computer cover, and slide the computer cover toward the back of the computer.

dbcfa20.jpg

Jul 09, 2009 | Dell PC Desktops

1 Answer

PC will not boot up


well when u upgraded did u format the hard drive u have to do that

Jan 20, 2008 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop Logo

Related Topics:

67 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell PC Desktops Experts

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18297 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Are you a Dell PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...