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I have a dimension 4600c. installed a new power

I have a dimension 4600c. installed a new power source in it. started but i am not getting sound and my cd rom takes the cd and spins it but doesnt read it.ive tried opening it manualy but still. i get nothing. the computer shows me it is working properly. now the new power source i installed has 2 extra connectors that i dont use, could it be that. can anybody give me an idea.

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  • leo11684 May 11, 2009

    dimension 4600c was given to me because it didnt work. had amber red light flashing. replaced power source. not the exact poer source but very familiar. except the 2 connectors. a 6 and 4 pin connectors. connections between motherboard ok.

  • leo11684 May 11, 2009

    my proprietary connector was broken off from the cd rom . no damaged pins on the cd rom. replaced it with new exact connector.

  • Frank Zhang
    Frank Zhang May 11, 2010

    whats wrong your previous power? host work well before the power change? any others new install?

    whats two extra connectors look like? same as HD power plug or whatever?

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    Sphynkter May 11, 2010

    Please describe the two connectors that you're NOT using. Was the replacement power supply the same as the original one? The CDROM drive uses a proprietary connector in the 4600C - check to make sure it's securely attached to the motherboard and the back of the CD drive. It may have come loose during the install of the PS.

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I have the same dell 4600c all i get is a blinking yellow power light and a yellow light on the motherboard, tried removing the ram, it does the same thing...any ideas?

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Do you have a 4 pin connector (oriented in a square) with two yellow wires and two black wires? If so, and it's not connected to anything, it should be connected to your motherboard near the center-rear of the PC case.

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The power supplies have extra connectors which are not used.

Try doing a system restore to an earlier date when your computer was working ok.

Restart your computer and hit F8 while it is booting. When the menu comes up, select "Last Known Configuration"

This will bring it back to a time when it was working.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Posted on May 11, 2009

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