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It wont boot up. the green light on the motherboard comes on. Only the power light in front blinks no bios or anything. Is there an internal fuse I can reset?

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The power supply is out. You can get a replacement off of eBay for a reasonable price.

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I have similar problem and I've replaced he power supply and it still wouldn't turn on. I suspect it's the motherboard that I need to replace now.

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There aren't any fuses inside. I'd check to make sure the video cable didn't get knocked off of the back of the monitor or tower. I know it sounds stupid, but always check the little things first, then move on to the harder/more expensive reasons.

Dell uses beep codes and diagnostic lights on the back of the PC's in the event of ram or video failure. You can decypher what they are here:
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim2400/en/sm_en/advtshoo.htm

If no beeps and the diag lights on the back aren't lit, it's your power supply.
This is a good replacement for $15.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182001

Good Luck!!

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First make sure that the ram is fully fastened onto the bored.
you can tell this buy seeing if the little clips on both ends of the memory are fully snapped into place.

If this doesnt work, then its very possible that your hardrive is fried and you will need to replace it.


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