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Dimension 5150 won't boot

I switch my computer on & all it does is buzz six times. Power light stays on but nothing else happens.

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Re: Dimension 5150 won't boot

It is probably your power supply that is going. That is what happened to my machine. Check that the fan is on on your power supply. If it isnt then your power supply is going and you will need to replace it. My computer lasted another couple of days before it died again

Posted on Nov 21, 2007

Re: Dimension 5150 won't boot

Backup! and be prepared when it happens again

Posted on Nov 11, 2007

Re: Dimension 5150 won't boot

Have you checked your monitor or monitor connection is there anything on the screen at all?

Posted on Nov 10, 2007

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Re: Dimension 5150 won't boot

Check your hard drive I think press f2 or f12 for hard drive test or reboot. If it is the hard drive and its out of warranty check w/new egg just bought one for my 510 dont forget to check hrd drive connection type ata or sata good luck

Posted on Nov 09, 2007

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Dell dimension 5150 wont boot past post. I've tried afew things but nothing works. can you help? thanks

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