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Problem with my dell dimension 4600

When i press the power button, the system is not booting up,only the power led is blinking.

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Re: problem with my dell dimension 4600

Does the hdd lite come on? cd lite come on? The blinking lite on the power is an indication the bios or power supply is having trouble. strip the unit of all devices except hd, kb and use the vga built in video. Remove the ram also. restart and see what happens.

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What causes red led on starting?

Remove Power Cord then press and hold the power button for 30 seconds, then put the cord back in and try to start it.

When you press the Power Button are you hearing the fans run, the disk drive running, the cd drive click and the light on it comes on for a second or two?

Anything shows up on the LCD Screen?

If you press the power button and absolutely nothing is happening then you most likely have a bad power supply.

If you press the power button and you start hearing beep sounds or blinking lights in a continuous pattern (ex. 1 long followed by 2 short) then you have a motherboard issue. Those beep sounds and blinking lights tells the technician what is going on with the computer.

Mar 23, 2012 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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I have a dell dimension 4600 computer. I usually put the computer in sleep mode when I am not using it. Usually I press the ESC button and the computer wakes up. All of a sudden, the monitor won't...

Plug the monitor into another computer to determine if the monitor is damaged or working properly. You can also plug another monitor into your computer to determine the same thing.

May 21, 2011 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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The computer wont start at all, the orange light keeps blinking but when i push the power button, nothing happen any help would be great, thanks

Hello !!!

Normally Dimension 4600 models can be resolved just by doing the power drain. All you need to do is unplug all the cables behind the tower. Press & hold the power button for 1 minute. Now turn on the PC, it will work. If still the same kindly check the back LED's and let me know the status.

Jan 05, 2011 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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My dell dimension 4600 doesn't come on. When i press to on button I get an orange light on the power light ( left hand one ) then nothing happens. can you help

Possibly a faulty power supply?

Faulty Power cable?

Faulty Video Card?

Try replacing each of these in turn , remove all components and try to boot with the basics - 1 stick of memory, no drives, just video

Then add 1 drive

Then add another stick of memory

Keep going till you work out whats stopping it from starting.


Apr 18, 2010 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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My dell dimension 4600 won't boot up and when you try to turn it off with the button it just starts back up.

It sounds like a back-up was started and now your system is trying to complete the task before it shuts down. You can turn it off by holding the power button down for 10 seconds. This will cause the power supply to shut down completely. You will lose any unsaved data and it may corrupt your back-up.

Mar 25, 2010 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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Trying to reformat my DELL Dimension 4600-the wizard stops the process because SP 3 was added later--any ideas besides the old format c: command? nothing on the DELL site that I could find. Thank you in...

Go into BIOS Setup, (Dell's term is System Setup), and in Boot Options set the first boot device, to CDROM. Don't forget to Save Changes.

(After you see the Dell logo, {AND I mean IMMEDIATELY AFTER}, press the F2 key to enter System Setup)

Jan 22, 2010 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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How to soft boot a dell 4600

I used the reset button on my last one whenever ctrl/alt/del failed to soft boot
my computer.

Here is what Dell Chat tells me to do if ctrl/alt/del doesn't work:

Turn off the system from the power button. Remove the plug to the
power supply from the back off the system tower.Then hold the power
button on the tower down for 10 secs ( with the power cord removed).
Reconnect the power cord and then restart the system.This time do a
normal shutdown.


Dec 02, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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System recovery dell dimension 4600

you need to press the

ctrl + F11 as soon as you see the Dell logo screen when you turn on the computer.

the trick is. as soon as you turn on the computer, press and hold on the ctrl key then keep tapping the F11 key.

Sep 30, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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Computer will not turn on

  • Blinking Amber/yellow: Initial state of LED at power up.
    Indicates system has power, but the POWER_GOOD signal is not yet active.
    If the hard drive LED is off, it is probable that the power supply needs to be replaced.
    If the hard drive LED is on, it is probable that an onboard regulator or VRM has failed.

Apr 28, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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Cannot reformat Dimensions 4600 I tried F11 but it won't let me restart

If you are going to reinstall the operating system on the dimension 4600, while it is on insert the Operating System CD inside the drive then press and hold the power button to turn off system. When you turn it back on press the F12 Key once on the Dell Logo and that will take you to the Boot Menu. Choose the one that says IDE or Onboard CD / DVD Drive then press enter. If it asks you to press any key to boot to the CD then press enter again. Then just follow the normal prompts for reinstalling the operating system.

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