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Dell motherboard {GX 270} over heating.

Hi, i have a dell gx270 desktop , it has started to get very{ hot} mainly
around the base of the {CPU} & RAM SOCKETS.
now the unit will not switch on , sometimes will give flashs of {XP STARTUP then shuts down. kind regards john.

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Hi

It seems the system is "dying" or already "dead". The initial heat issues suggests a faulty Processor (PRC) Fan. Faulty Power Supply Unit (PSU) Fan can have same effect.

Open the Base unit; disconnect everything (incluiding Keyboard, mouse, network) power-up and check that PRC and PSU fans are working.

Also check the QUAD Pack Diagnostic LEDs and compare the sequence with http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx270/en/ug/solve.htm#1235408.

This will help with identifying the cause. Try the Dell Suggested Resolution.
Reply if further help is needed

Regards
Mike

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