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Dimension 8200 motherboard replacement

I replaced the motherboard and the computer boots over and over any sugestions?

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The 1st thing that I would suggest is removing all periphials, such as any PCI/AGP cards you have installed, then attempt to boot. If it continues to loop, then, power off, and disconnect the hard drive. Now try to boot. You should be able to at least get to the BIOS setup. Then reconnect the hard drive and attempt to start again. If it starts with just the hard drive, then more than likely one of your PCI/AGP cards is bad. Start by adding them 1 at a time and starting the computer after you install each one. This should determine which card if any is bad.

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A "friend" sold me this junk dell demension 8200 it worked 1 week, now screen stays black says to type password you cannot do anything then it says system haulted power down?

Boot your computer into safe mode with AVG.To do this go to the boot menu and press safe mode with AVG.IF this still does not work,check your motherboard and check the hard rive cable is connected correctly. If not,replace

Mar 20, 2013 | Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop

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Why does my dimension 8200 dell desktop say "strike f1 to retry boot, f2 for setup utility"

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This error message references that your system Primary hard drive is not being Detected in the system. You can press F2 to enter the setup to see if the hard drive is even being seen. If not, exit out and shutdown the system. Unplug the power cable and open the computer to reseat the hard drive cables at the hard drive and at the motherboard connection. If that does not resolve the issue you may need to replace the hard drive IDE cable.If all this does not work you may need to replace the hard drive. Please post back if this does not resolve the issue.Below is a link to your online manual for your computer.

Dimension 8200 Online Manual

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Jan 24, 2013 | Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop

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Power button on dell dimension 8200 is solid amber computer will not boot up what is it?

hi this looks like the hdd is not powering up...take the cover of the tower and disconnect the hdd power and see if the motherboard fires up on its owen......unplug the power to the motherboard and wait 5 mins plug it back in see what happens.......on the motherboard were you plug in the hdd led cables and power cable and the led cables and fined the one that has the pwr on it plug it in on its owen see if that helps you

Nov 12, 2010 | Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop

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Dell 8200 Dimension shuts down on bootup. Making

The clinking sound could well be your drive heads snapping back into parking location if your power supply is going out. Since the 8200 comes with a pretty weak power supply those tend to go out shortly after you've upgraded to a better graphics card or added another drive to the system. I've replaced mine a few times and now have a 450 watt supply in it which seems to be able to handle a powered video card and the 2nd HD, 2nd dvd without running out of juice.
Another good thing for these old dimensions is the addition of a case /slot fan to help with cooling a bit more. (see included picture)
I've had dealings with a number of dimensions from this era not cooling enough and the slot fans really helped stability.5a04930.gif
Let me know if any of this helps your situation.

Jan 24, 2010 | Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop

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How to replace the motherboard

The procedure to replace the motherboard for the Dell Dimension 8200 is explained in this document under the section "Replacing the System Board":

Nov 28, 2009 | Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop

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Motherboard blew up

I would recommend buying a replacement computer, and install the Dell IDE drive in an external 3.5" IDE hard drive enclosure. This way you can pull your information off the the Dell hard drive, and then blow it away.

Keep in mind that new computers use a SATA drive, your old Dell '8200 has an IDE drive. Also keep in mind that your Dimension 8200 drivers won't work on the new computer.

You might be able to install your Dell drive as a slave if you have an open IDE channel available.

Good news is, your old Dell uses RAMBUS memory, which is worth a lot. It's a good parts computer, and most people who look for computer parts know of the bad capacitor issue on Intel made Dell motherboards from that era.

May 15, 2008 | Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop

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Hard drive replacement w/system restore disc

After installing the new hard drive, you'll need to boot the computer from the recovery disk and follow the instructions to format the drive and install windows. You'll also need to install drivers from the driver disk after Windows is up and running. If the computer won't boot from the recovery disk, you'll need to access the "setup" utility and set the CDROM drive as the first boot device. To access the setup utility, press the Delete key after turning on the power. I hope this helps!

Mar 11, 2008 | Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop

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Dimension 8200 will not turn on

Try a new power button. Also does the machine power light turn on at the front of the machine? if so check that the CPU is seated correctly as if it has come out of position then the machine doesn't boot. I would like to think power switch though.

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Jan 17, 2008 | Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop

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