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I have a dell 4700c desktop with a amber light that wont start up

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  • schweikertk Aug 01, 2009

    hello

  • schweikertk Aug 01, 2009

    the light flashes amber and the fans slightly start up than stop

  • schweikertk Aug 01, 2009

    and it does not power up at all

  • schweikertk Aug 01, 2009

    4yaers

  • schweikertk Aug 01, 2009

    is the power supply just a new cord or a replacment part or a new power surge box?

  • schweikertk Aug 01, 2009

    thanks i will give it a try thank you



    kcs

  • schweikertk Aug 01, 2009

    thanks for the link

  • schweikertk Aug 01, 2009

    very helpful

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Do the fans spin? do you mean it does not power on at all? do the leds blink or light when you try to turn on the machine?


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  • Ekse Aug 01, 2009

    HELLO?

  • Ekse Aug 01, 2009

    It sounds like a bad powersupply. how old is the machine?

  • Ekse Aug 01, 2009

    Yes it could very likely be the powersupply, I would open up the side panel of the machine and get the dust out, disconnect the powersupply from the mainboard for a while. Plug it back in and try starting up.

    always unplug the machine before working inside.

    If you have another powersupply around I would test the machine with another powersupply.

    I think this is a normal ATX powersupply, which will cost around 20 to 40 usd.
    check on www.newegg.com


    ATX powersupply 300 - 500W will do fine for you, depending on what kind of powersupply is installed now. the W reads on the Side.


  • Ekse Aug 01, 2009

    See here.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLis...

    Its inside the computer, it converts the power from your house to power that your computer can use.


  • Ekse Aug 01, 2009

    Let me know if you need further assitance.

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