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My Dell Dimension 4600 PC won't power up. When you press the power button the power light shortly lights up and the fan fan of the power supply rotates for a short time and stays off.

When you press down the power button the power light power shortly lights up and fan of the power supply rotates for a short time then stays off.

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    Cutlass85 May 11, 2010

    how old is the system and how much stuff are you running in it?
    like cd roms dvd burners that sort of stuff?


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  • you may need to replace the power supply and ask a local computer technician to replace it

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When you press the Power Button are you hearing the fans run, the disk drive running, the cd drive click and the light on it comes on for a second or two?

Anything shows up on the LCD Screen?

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If any of this goes past your computer knowledge take your computer to an expert to examine first-hand.

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Make sure they've got a 100% return policy.

Swap 'em, if it works problem solved.

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