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SOURCE: xps 420 keeps freezing or going to blue screen

change/clean the cpu fan or try to reduce heat arround the processor

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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SOURCE: My Dell XPS 420 will not turn on. Power light

Hey! Nice Computer! ( At least while it was working! Specifications show some high-end hardware parts)

Steady amber light on the Power On light, means a bad power supply.

The Dell XPS 420 uses the standard ATX style of power supply found in 90% of computers out there.
(Personal computers. Not the Cray Supercomputers!)

This is Dell Support, and the User Manual - Removing and Replacing Parts - part of the manual,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xps420/en/OM/HTML/parts.htm#wp1466871

From Me:

1) Computer unplugged from power, computer case open. TOUCH the metal frame BEFORE you reach inside.
Your body carries Static electricity.
Static will fry out computer hardware components.
You won't see it, or feel it.

Computer unplugged from power, you are safe.
Touch the metal frame Before reaching inside, your computer is safe.

Should you get up for any reason, walk away, then return, Touch the metal frame again)

You either have a 375 Watt, or a 425 Watt power supply.
I would recommend a power supply with more Wattage, and more Amp's on the 12 Volt power rail.

The Dell XPS 420 comes with an Intel Core2 Duo processor, or an Intel Core2 Extreme processor.

These puppy's can use a lot of power when gamin', or other intense programs are being used.

The Nvidia GeForce 8800 Series of graphics cards offered, use a lot of power when maxed out.

The motherboard with the Intel X38 motherboard chipset, uses a lot of power.

I would recommend a 600 watt power supply for a replacement.

My recommendation would be an OCZ StealthXStream 600W

Why?

1) If the temperature of this PSU is kept under 118 degrees Fahrenheit, the PSU can put out 728.8 Watts reliably. (47.9 degrees Celsuis)

2) It has Four - 12 Volt power rails.
EACH power rail can handle 18 Amps.
That's a total of 72 Amps!

3) It has all the power cables you'll need.

A) 20 + 4-pin ATX motherboard power cable
B) 8-pin 12 Volt power cable (8-pin EPS)
C) 4-pin ATX power cable
D) SATA power cables [ 3 ]
E) Peripheral power cables, (4-pin Molex) [ 6 ]
F) 6-pin PCI power cables. [ 2 ]

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3092557&CatId=106

Not advertising for the above website, nor the PSU manufacturer. Recommendation supported by personal preference, and experience.

Information about the various PC power cables and connectors,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html

Posted on Jan 04, 2010

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SOURCE: dell xps 420, won't finish loading bios boot

see if this info helps narrow down the failure

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4282412-find_no_post_diagnostic_information_dell

Posted on Apr 03, 2010

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SOURCE: my dell xps 420 will not power on. power light

Hi
If your system's power light blinks amber, it means the computer is receiving electrical power, but an internal power problem might exist.

Do the following to tackle this issue:

  • If applicable, make sure that the voltage selection switch which is at the rear of your system matches AC power in your area.
  • Ensure that the power cable is securely connected to system board.

Here are links with pictures to assist you in opening the system and reconnecting the internal cables.
Please follow safety instructions before you perform these tasks. Here is a link, which gives you complete safety instruction.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xps420/en/OM/HTML/parts.htm#wp1372453
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xps420/en/OM/HTML/parts.htm#wp1372490


Next is to see the system board design. Here is the link.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xps420/en/OM/HTML/parts.htm#wp1402834

and if you wish to research a bit more here is the link,
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xps420/en/OM/HTML/trouble.htm#wp1076480
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xps420/en/OM/HTML/trouble.htm#wp1097292


Here you will find complete manuals for further research
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xps420/

If this does not resolve the issue, then the motherboard or processor is faulty and you need to get it replaced, so if your system is within warranty why pay extra, get it replaced from Dell. Else contact a local tech and he'll help you out.

Please rate as per the assistance level. Thanks :)

Posted on May 22, 2010

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SOURCE: When i try boot my dell xps 420 it states that

A boot device stores your operating system (i.e. Windows), and is usually your hard drive, but can be any storage medium such as a floppy, usb flash drive, or even a cd rom. When you turn your computer on, your motherboard looks for your OS on any of the storage devices specified in your bios, in the order specified to look first (Ex. Boot order: 1. CD-Rom, 2. Floppy, 3. Hard Drive, 4. Network). Your Dell is telling you that it can't find Windows on any of these devices. Most likely cause is that your hard drive stopped working, your Windows boot.ini file became corrupted, or you have a USB device plugged into your computer, and it needs to be unplugged before turning on your computer.

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http://search.dell.com/results.aspx?smh=sup&c=us&l=en&s=dfh&k=XPS-420%20&cat=sup

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