Question about Dell (4T274-DE) Motherboard
I cannot start a Dell Opti 270 get a message "shutdown due to thermal event"
That error definitely indicates that your system is overheating. Get a can of compressed air and dust out the interior. Check the fans to make sure that they are not bogged down with grime and dust. Make sure all internal fans are working properly.
If this continues to shutdown after cleaning and you are sure that all the fans are in working order you might try peeking at the heatsink/fan area (inside the case) and look at the cylinders that are marked by an X on top. Are any of these bloated or do they appear orange on top? If so, this is your problem.
I believe that the capacitors on this particular model were manufactured incorrectly and if this is the problem then you will need a new motherboard...
Posted on Jun 12, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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