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My dell dimension c 521 has an amber light and fan running, and nothing else ?

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  • John McAllister Sep 26, 2009

    yes, I re-installed XP, fitted 4GB of ram and tried to install Vista.Whilst installing the drivers from the Dell site everything went wrong, the screen went black and something inside the PC started accelerating then it stopped and all that was left was a fan and amber light running

  • John McAllister Sep 26, 2009

    yes, I re-installed XP, fitted 4GB of ram and tried to install Vista.Whilst installing the drivers from the Dell site everything went wrong, the screen went black and something inside the PC started accelerating then it stopped and all that was left was a fan and amber light running

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    Ryan Ruch May 11, 2010

    Have you recently done any hardware work/upgrade on this computer?

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Try Cleaning the RAM Like this image,my dell dimension c 521 has an amber light and fan - 6a95110.jpg
but first turn off the computer. than install it again to the DIMM slot, and turn on the computer. boot-up should be successful. Otherwise, replace the RAM, Hope this helps.

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