Please check all power cords and monitor connections first.Then make sure your video card is seated properly.If it is on-board video(connected straight to back of motherboard)and these solutions don't work,you may be looking at a fried motherboard.
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A steady or Amber blinking power button indicates a low voltage problem. This can be caused by a defective power supply or a defective motherboard. Just to make sure that nothing else is causing the problem, remove any PCI cards like modem, video card, sound card, etc... Remove the memory modules and disconnect cables to CD/DVD drives. Look at the USB ports to see if any are damaged.
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive power and data cables IDE SATA
the leads from yourMOTHERBOARD TO YOUR HARD DRIVEmake sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty make sure all leads that are attached to your dvd\cd floppy drives have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty computers need power and data to travel through every working device to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error even something as small as a faulty electrical or fan lead can cause you problems
motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive if its a flat ribbon 40 pin type IDE replace it this will be the first to fail
check all electrical power input and extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd floppy drives need to have current go through make sure these drives are working
Try to remove all components all drives (hard drives, cd/dvd roms, floppy drives, etc), all additional cards (modem, video card, sound card etc), remove the memory. Just leave the motheboard, proc and power supply. Before disconnecting everything completely discharge power by holding down the power button while the computer is unplug from the power. It should clear the flea light on the motherboard.
Test it again with just the motherboard, processor and the power supply. If still no power then most likely it is the motherboard since you already put a known good power supply. Motherboard has higher failure rate than the processor. You can swap a known good processor if there is.
It is possible that you may have a bad power supply and need to have it replaced, it could also be something simple such a a loose connection on your motherboard. I would start out by removing the power supply from the machine and having it tested at a computer shop. Also make sure everything is plugged in correctly on the hardware. Let me know if this helps please, Jeff from fixya
You know the power button in the front? If you open the cover to see the insides, there is the HD that is kind of covered by a metal slot (has like holes...). Well, the HD is right next to the power button in the front, but inside.... Here is a picture. The wires are attached to the HD. yup.
So. you replaced the power supply, was the computer working properly before you replaced the power supply? I am thinking that your motherboard is the issue. Usually when you get a blip of power and the fans only work for a second, it is usually a burned out motherboard. One can never be certain without looking at the unit first hand, but that is an educated guess.
You can try re-connecting the power supply leads to the motherboard and disconnecting all other hardware except for the hard drive. See if you have a hardware problem with you CD or your Floppy drive (if you have a floppy). If your secure in the fact that you have a good power supply now, this is an option.
Let me know what experience you have if you go ahead and try this procedure.
Unplug computer and then press power button for 5 seconds to drain capacitors. You'll need to remove the case screws and case to get to power supply. From the back, you'll see smaller screws near the fan output vent of the power supply. All screws are phillips #2. Dell sometimes uses special clips that you have to press or pull to release objects, but may not for power supply. You'll have to disconnect all power cables from all internal devices including hard drives, CD/DVD drives, floppy drives, motherboard and any power assisted graphics cards. There may be additional chassis screws holding power supply to chassis. If you are replacing power supply, be sure new one is of at least same wattage as the original. New supply should match the same configuration as the old one and have the same style motherboard connector. Name brands like Compaq and Dell have used supplys that are specific to their PC lines. But, you should still be able to find OEM replacements. Looking for a replacement, try www.pricewatch.com.
HI, this is signaling an issue that is concerning the power unit(power supply). this can also be an issue with the mother board as well. you can confirm the actual issue by, inspecting the cooling fan that is on the power unit. if the power unit fan is not running when you push the power button to power up the PC, replace the power supply. if the fan is running, replace the mother board.
yes you should be able to play CD on the DVD reader.
Dimension 2400 have drive slide mounted on the side of the hard drive, cd drive and floppy. they are different for each device. you need the 2 side mount for the dvd. in order to mount them in the Dell.
the drive is inserted from the inside of the box toward the front. The front panel will prevent the device from pop out.
yes, 3 party DVD, CD drive will be shorter and fater that what Dell porvide, but it will work, al long as the opening is accessable.
get the HP DVD driver.
this diffrence is that the floppy disk has pretty much been made obsolete now due to its max compacity of (I belive its only) 2MB where a data cd or DvD can have anywhere up to (at this time and common affordable) is at 3.7 GB withs is almost x2000 bigger. The floppy drive is now commonly used for password backups so if you forget it, you pop in the floppy and its on there.