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Power problem I have a dell dimension 4600 desktop and the tower will not power on. I have tried switching the power cord and thats not the problem, plugged it in a another outlet and still nothing. I'm not sure if the power button could be broke as it does not seem broke. Also, I have noticed after taking off the cover, that it has a green lit light on the circuit board so I guess thats good? Why wont my tower power?

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Re: power problem

Check for unplug wire coming from the front panel if there is nothing unplug you may have to change your power supply or if you have a power supply tester check it first if not i'm kind of sure the problem is your power supply rate me

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The most likely cause is a failing power supply. Unless you have a tester you will need to buy a replacement. Check the specs and order a suitable replacement. ( is my choice)

If any of this goes past your computer knowledge take your computer to an expert to examine first-hand.

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How do I get the cover off of my Dell Dimension 4600 Computer. The position of the lever is not obvious.

press the lever catch on the back of the tower DOWN, and hold it and slide the side panel to the rear

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My monitor has gone to Power Save Mode

If your monitor is going in Power save mode it can be cause by following reasons.
>Check the data cable going from monitor to your Dell Dimension 4600 Tower is connected properly.The connector will be blue or white in colour.
>If the Dell Dimension 4600 Tower is powering on.

If still in power save mode then try to shutdown Tower and monitor,disconnect power cable from tower and monitor.Hold the power button on tower for 15 seconds.Then again try to connect monitor and check,if still nogo,and if tower has no lights then issue with motherboard or video card or power supply.If possible try connect spare known good monitor.


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I have a dell dimension desktop. It won't turn

open the tower//
check for any loose connection of the cord of Hard drive and power unit//
better option is take out the wires one-by-one and refix it//
if this does not work then probably the SMPS has gone bad and needs to be replaced..SMPS is the power unit which supplies power to all the component.
during all this process please alwaws make sure that when you put ur hand in the tower then the power cord should be out , otherwise you can get power shock.

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First thing I would do is to reset your CMOS by:

1) Power down.
2) Remove power cord.
3) Push power button in and hold for 15 seconds.
4) Open the case.
5) ground you self to the case for a second. (touch bare metal)
6) Remove the battery for 30 seconds.
7) Replace battery.
8) Double check all your connections and cards if any.
9) Close the case.
10) Connect power and power up.

Your diagnostic lights indicate "Other Failure". (The one on the right is amber, correct?) That could be anything. Here is a reference for your diagnostic lights:

Try resetting the CMOS first and comment back.

BTW, this will remove your password too, so you will have to go into the BIOS and reset. You will probably get a "Configuration change" message when you first boot up. Press F1 to go in and then do a Save & Exit.

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Take your machine to your local computer repair shop for daignostics.
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