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Dell 8400 dead

When i switch on my dell 8400 it is totally dead light on motherboard is green no lights on back light on power button steady yellow or amber nothing on screen would be greatfull for any help recom

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Possibly a bad power supply. Could aslo be bad hardware.

Depeding on how save you are with computers, depends on how far you might want to go with this.

But remove everything one at a time and try to start the computer. Until all you have is a motherboard, processor, fan, and power supply hooked up. If you are still not getting any power, try to swap the power supply first. If that doesnt work then either Motherboard or Processor.

Lastly, swap the power cable out to see if its a bad cable.

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Is the power button a steady abmber light?

If so follow the instruction below>>>>

Remove the power cord from the back of the computer. Then open the side casing of the tower and unplug the 24 pin block connector from the motherboard. The 24 pin block connector looks like this >>>>>

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Once removed press the on/off button on the computer to dispel and residual power from the motherboard.
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Also try simply unplugging the unit from the wall outlet for a minute then plug it back in and boot it up.

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