Question about Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop
I recent lost power only to find that my dell pc would not power up after the power had been restored. After doing some searching at work I read that it might be a problem with the usb ports. I unplugged all of my usb devices to inspect the ports. I did not see anything out of the ordinary.
I was at a loss when I decided to try to turn it on while everything was unplugged. The machine powered up as normal. I have lost power again since that first time and the same thing worked again. I found that if it will not power up, unplug it and disconnect all usb devices. After a few minutes try to turn it on again. I think that you will find that it will power up without the usb devices plugged in. Give it a try.
I am not a pc expert, but I believe that it is pretty obvious that dell has some electrical problem with their usb ports. The large number of people complaining of this problem is evidence enough for me. I have read that many have replaced the power supply and the machine will still fail to power up.
Does anybody know if this sounds like faulty usb ports or perhaps a motherboard problem?
Posted on Jan 14, 2008
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