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How do i test my power supply on my dell 4700

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To test any power supply there are two methods.
1. using a multi-meter. This should only be done by someone who understand which wires have voltage.

2. a dedicated power supply tester. These are much safer and easier to use. They can usually be purchased from electronics shops such as Radio shack. or online at pretty reasonable prices.

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SOURCE: i have a dell dimension 4700, soild green light,

First to be check is your power supply. Used power supply or brand new ones, does not matter as long as it is working properly, with correct voltage and ampere rating. Check your power supply with a voltmeter. Please take note also the total watts you need.. If your power supply is running good, problems will go down the line, the Motherboard. Remove all devices (hard disk, cards, memory, etc) just the motherboard, just to see if the motherboard is working right. Your should be hearing a beep sound indicating that the board is alive. If yes, you may reinstall the rest of the devices you removed.

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SOURCE: I have a Dell Dimension 4700, the cooling fan runs

Sounds like it to me. Could also be motherboard, or CPU fan, or PS. I would guess PS.

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SOURCE: testing dell power supply

You can test it with a psu tester like one of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=-1&IsNodeId=1&Description=psu%20tester&bop=And&Order=REVIEWS&PageSize=20

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817822008&cm_re=atx_power_supply-_-17-822-008-_-Product

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