Question about Dell Dimension 2300 PC Desktop
I was suring the net on my Dell dimension 2300 when suddenly, the screen went blue then displayed a message about the system having communication problems with the keyboard... insert system disk and press enter. I had no system disk, so I hit enter and the system beeped several times, then shut down. Now, it won't boot. When I turn on the tower, it acts like it will boot up, but in a few moments, the greet power light fades out, however, the CD and DVD drive doors still open and close at the push of a button (so I think it still has power going to it). Also, when I turn the monitor power on, it comes on bright green for about 3 seconds, then goes orange and sounds like it is going into sleep or hibernation mode. The screen is totally blank. I put the diagnostic disk in the tower and it does nothing at all. I checked all the plugs and everything is snugly plugged in. HELP! Thanks... Karen
It sounds like you have either a failing power supply (can't supply enough voltage to run) or a failing motherboard. Open the case and look for swollen or bulging capacitors (caps). Caps should be perfectly flat and not bulging or swollen or leaking. Caps look like little cylinders, like tiny cola cans. DELL along with several other computer makers got a bad batch of semiconductors that would fail after awhile. Let us know what you find out.
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
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