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Motherboard I have been having a problem with my 4600. On startup, my disk drive leds are flashing amber and green, my monitor is black, and there is no power going to the keyboard, or so it appears seeing how the led light does not come on on num lock or caps lock. I have contacted dell support and the gentleman I spoke to narrowed the problem down to be either the POWERSOURCE or MOTHERBOARD. He then informed me the only way to differentiate between the two would be to purchase a new powersupply from dell spare parts dept and if that does not make a difference I should go ahead and purchase a new motherboard. My problem now is, I don't know what the motherboard looks like or how to remove it my self to replace it. Same goes for the power supply. I am trying to keep the cost down by doing this myself. Can you help me out?

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  • rne783 Jan 01, 2008

    I appreciate your advice and suggestions, but I am afraid I don't know that much about chiplevel servicing or even what the motherboard looks likes. Is there another way to explain this to me?

    Thanks so much :D

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Ya definetely....i will help u out in solving the problem.

first of all open the side cover of the cabinet.....here i am first instructing you how to check the power supply in the system..

as soon as you open the side cover of the cabinet the remove all the wires coming to the motherboard from the powersupply.then there u can see a 20 pin connector coming to the motherboard from the powersupply.in that bunch of 20 wires shot the green colour wire and the black colour wire...and give the power to the powersupply. if its ok and the fan of the powersupply is working then the smps is ok other wise u need to get it repaired by giving it for chiplevel servicing.....

if powersupply is ok then check whether there are any burns on motherboard if so and even if not u need to give the motherboard for chiplevel servicing.....

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