Question about Dell OptiPlex SX270 PC Desktop
This computer only has one space for a 2.5" hard drive (IDE ATA100). Unplug all external cords from the computer (including the power cord) and press the power button (this grounds the system board). Remove the mounting plate and cable cover if these are attached. Place the unit on its side with the back connectors towards you (power supply to the left) and slide the release button towards the right. The hard drive door should open. Ground yourself by touching unpainted metal on the case. Rotate the door up and remove the data cable from the drive (carefully). Raise the release tab (on the opposite side from the data cable) and pull the drive up and away from the door. If you need to, remove the sled from the old hard drive (4 screws, 2 on each side) and attach the sled to the new drive. (If the new drive came with a sled, skip this step.) Slide the new drive onto the drive door. Attach the data cable carefully to avoid bending the pins (just the ribbon section is used, the other 4 pins are left bare). Slide the drive into the drive bay and lower the door to lock it into place. Replace the cord cover and mounting plate if in use and connect all of the external cables. Plug the network cable into the wall jack, router, or modem before connecting it to the computer. Follow the directions that came with the drive for any software installation. Reboot the computer, partition and logically format the hard drive. See the OS documentation for this step. Test the hard drive by running the Dell Diagnostics, http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opsx270/en/ug/adtshoot.htm#1172888 . Install the OS for your system.
If the chassis alert comes on at the next reboot, reset it (contact IT if there is a password on the BIOS).
I hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 26, 2010
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Posted on Apr 11, 2009
you must open the top cover by relase the green lach in the back off computere to rhigt side
and phuse the cover out from the front side.
on your bord you have jumpper near the chipset take him out power on after off back the jummper home and try.
more option .take out the green plastik with in the left corner you can see the coin battry remove wait 1 min and insert back. go to f2 bios mode and change the time zone
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
Kindly follow the link below to add new harddrive to the system
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Posted on Aug 15, 2009
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The most popular Blue Screen of Death error in Windows is the STOP
0x0000007B error, sometimes called the 0x7b error or the "INACCESSIBLE
BOOT DEVICE" BSOD.
This BSOD (which is actually the common name for a STOP Error) could mean that there's a serious hardware problem with a hard drive controller, a driver issue, or even a boot sector virus.
In your case though, this is most likely one of 4 capacitors that are known to blow out on any SX270. Slide the bar at the back of your PC to the remove cover side and look inside for swollen caps. Remove the fans and cpu cover as well and check around there. Replace any bad ones you can find with old caps borrowed from an old motherboard if you have one, or new ones from any decent electronics parts warehouse. This fix has worked for me on every SX270 I have ever had.
Posted on Mar 10, 2010
SOURCE: Optiplex SX270 LED light code
The LED code you described indicates a memory failure. Remove and re-install all of your memory. If this does not fix the issue, remove all memory and insert one stick at a time until the unit turns on. Replace faulty memory.
Here is the LED Code guide from Dell...
Posted on May 01, 2010
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