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GX260 DOESNT BOOT

Have a Dell GX260 which struggles booting up each time it's turned off. it restarts many times it soudnes long beep and it some time boot . If anyone knows what the potential problem may be, let me know. Thanks!

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  • Anthony Nov 29, 2007

    Hello i am ahving the same issue but my config is A-Green B-Green

    C-Green D-Yellow. what could this be we have a fuji specialist in house and he seems to think that the motherboard is bad. Just wondering what the Post D yellow would be.

  • MsTiki Dec 01, 2007

    I have kinda the same issue. I have a Dell Dimension 4700. It boots, but the monitor doesnt. I get 6 beeps like 1234pause56. Then the AC lights are green and the BD lights are yellow. Can anyone help me figure this out. I have tried cleaning and reseating the memory and I have replaced the video card, and still the issue persist.

    Thanks for the help in advance

  • rstan22 Sep 07, 2008

    Yes I have the same problem

  • nguks0 Nov 27, 2008

    The CMOS battery is dead and the system left untouched for few months. A long "Grock" sound is heard while the power is turned on. It can't boot thus I have to switch off the power after every trial. the machine is more than 5 years old and is no more under Dell warranty. Can anybody help please.

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I think you should have to change your memory inside of your system. The long beep shows there is something wrong with your memory. If you have 2 memory slots on your mother boards. Please get another idle one to make a try.

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Wait! first things first.There are 4 post lights in the back of the system. These are alternately yellow or green, depending on what area of the post it's in. If the system fails it's post routine at any time, the lights stop moving, giving a clue as to what the problem is. i.e., they could be Green green green yellow, or any combo of colors. if you will forward what color config it's hanging at, we will have a good stat point. Also, did you install any new devices prior to the problem starting? Good luck Harvester3

Posted on Aug 18, 2007

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    jim walenciak Aug 18, 2007

    the cmos battery will be bad only if the system loses it's day and date settings every time it's turned off. I wouldn't replace the cmos battery unless necessary, as you will then need to re-set the cmos settings, which for inexperienced persons can be a bit troublesome.
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Other things to try, 1 check the video card is not loose and monitor cable not loose 2 Change RAM into different positions. no3 into no1, then no2 into no1, this will make sure Ram is not faulty. PC always boots from no1 dimm RAM slot.

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Potential Problems : 1. RAM loose in the slot. Take it out, clean the contacts and reinstall 2. CMOS Battery ( Most probably Battery number is CR 2032 ), just replace it by a new one. 3. Faulty SMPS : Change / get it repaired. Good Luck, Rajesh

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You may also want to try run recovery console or a repair install. Note: always performe a backup before running any of these

Posted on Aug 18, 2007

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