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My Dell Dimension 5000 series suddenly stop coming on when it was put off at the on button. I realised that the power surge light had been off for awhile on th socket switch. I think the problem now is that it needs a new powerpack as current is not getting to it any longer and it's not the power lead as I tested that. How do I get a reasonable and correct one for my old PC? I aslo do not want to lose my data on this Dell PC that I bought around 2002. Ed from London UK

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  • barjthomps00 May 15, 2010

    Yes but I've already done this but need to get the correct replacement because of the old Dimension 5000 Pc model power supply is not around again

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Hi! You dont have to worry bout files getting lost. Its just a power supply problem and you will just need to replace it. Open the Casing and you'll find the power supply on the upper rear. Loosen the screws and pull out the connectors that connects the power supply and anything that attaches to it. Pull out the power supply, you can use this as a sample on buying a new one. Hope this helps and have a good one!

Posted on May 15, 2010

  • barjthomps00 May 15, 2010

    It's not just about removing the power supply unit which I've done but getting the replacement. It's ridiculously priced at £50+ postage that I had to think twice about getting it as it is not even the exact one for the old Dimension 5000 series. Is it because it's out of fashion that the parts have become really expensive. Any idea where I can get one on the web or otherwise that is reasonably priced? Thanks Ed

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    dj_relly999 May 15, 2010

    Well I suggest that you get the parts from any surplus store which surely has and much cheaper.

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