Hi.....An associate of mine seems to have messed up her computer. Liquid was spilled onto the mouse which is a USB one and since then the Dell Dimension 2400 hasnt been able to startup properly. The power comes on and the light shows by the power button but you cannot see anything on the monitor at all. I tested the computer on another monitor and it was the same problem - no display.
What do you think caused this and does it make sense trying to get fix it or just getting a new computer one time?
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Re: Dell Dimension 2400 Not Showing Up
If you didnt do so, change the mouse and try it. If it still dont work, It sounds like she shorted the usb (mouse) port and took out the MB also.
By the time and expense of getting a new MB. you can find a new comparable computer for about $400.00 dollars.
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I'm really not sure what you mean by "P7 plug", and without knowing more about your system and OS... I generically searched Dell Support page for Dimension 2400 and found a page of driver downloads (76) (if you install, make sure you do them in order. instructions are on the page. just go to Dell support and put in your service tag # or search generically)What I did find is an owners manual, and if yours has been misplaced (like most of mine) just follow this link. P.S. I still don't know P7 but maybe the answer you need is in there. Best wishes and good luck. -jmattes I looked again, sorry it's a DC plug but I didn't see where it goes. There's a link for service manual there too. http://supportapj.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim2400/en/index.htm
The resolution for this is to go into the BIOS with the help of F2. Then look for the option USB Legacy devices. If it is enabled disable it or vice-a-versa. Also look for Boot from USB devices. Please disable that option. And select the first boot device to be the HDD (Internal hard drive)
a computer proffesion dosent need a mouse to wok on computer . the windows (logo) botton opens the strt menu . then scroll it with up and down arrows press enter to select . tab to switch between windows and drives . windows key+ e opens my computer . windows +d reduces windows
Liquid on the electrical circuits, causes bad things to happen.
Do not replace the computer, until you exhaust all of your options.
Did you try the most simple solution of replacing the mouse?
Have you tried starting in safe mode? (with new mouse)
Otherwise: When you get the computer to start
Go to your "Device Manager" (Right click on ‘My Computer', select 'Properties', click the 'Hardware' tab, click the 'Device Manager' button. Click the "Human interface devices", if there is one). If there is some kind of a "Warning" icon superimposed on the 'Mouse' icon or any other icon, there is your problem! If no "Warning" icons then try... One at a time... Double click on any of the devices that have 'Mouse' in the listings. Click the "Properties" tab; look for any "Warning" icons Un-install the DRIVERS for THAT DEVICE only. See instructions below. Click on the faulty device and hit the remove button, follow the instructions given by the program. Shutdown, restart, the device will automatically reinstall by the "Found New Hardware" program.