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System won't boot

The Dell Dimensoin 4600 won't boot.
No beeps... the Drive light is on constant green and the power light does not come on at all.
I have tried a new power supply and a new battery.
Any Ideas?
Thanks, Dwight

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  • Dwight007 Feb 04, 2008

    There is no power to the CD...

    The system never gets to the Bios even.

    The results are the same with the HD unpluged.

    I would expect an error message saying it can't find the hard drive but it never gets close to that far in the boot sequence.

    No beeps or buzzes... nothing spinning but the fans... The only clue seems to be the Hard Drive light comes on right away and nothing else happens...

    Thanks for you input,

    Dwight

  • Dwight007 Feb 04, 2008

    Good Idea,

    I will try the Bios Reset on the MB

    Thanks

  • Dwight007 Feb 04, 2008

    Good Idea,

    I will try the Bios Reset on the MB

    Thanks

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Hi

As the power light doesnt come on, the comp is not getting any power. Pls reseat the cable tht goes from the motherboard to the power button inside and check if it is turning in. Otherwise the comp has to be serviced.

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Better you try with a bootable CD, if that works then check for your Hard Disk it might got faulty or crashed.

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  • Satish Chandra Feb 04, 2008

    After getting the Input from you I can suggest you only one thing that reset the BIOS from motherboard if still the problem persists go to the Authorised technician because it needs a physical repair.

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