Question about Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop
Hi. Disconnect everyhting form the PC including the Power Cord. Then darin the electostatic energy of the mmotherboard be pressing the power button for 30secs. Then plugged the powercord back in then restart the computer.
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Posted on Aug 01, 2010
Well, this is going to be a long process, but let me try my best to be brief.
First of all, (don't forget to disconnect/unplug the power cord) open up the unit, check that both the power cables are connected (most users make mistakes with the smaller 4-pin power connector). After you are sure that they are properly connected, power on the machine. If it's not successful, disconnect all the front panel connectors like usb, front audio, hard disk drive, dvd/cd-drive, etc.. keep the power connectors, cpu fan etc.. connected (cpu installed but without Ram) and plug in the power cord, now take a screw driver and short two pin power switch connector. Can you hear the beep sound? or can you see the cpu fan moving? can you see the power supply fan running? If everything's ok, now install the ram after putting off the machine (shorting the power switch pins or by unplugging the power cord). Reboot the system again. How is it? is it ok? proceed forward, connect the devices like hard disk drive, dvd/cd rom one by one and test the system by powering on every time you plug in a hardware or connector, you'll be able to find out the culprit easily. Do the same with the front panel connectors, like connect the power switch and boot again, then connect the reset switch and boot and so on.....
Please note that cpu could also cause this problem, if it's bad and not functioning properly, this problem can happen.
Let me know the result after this or you'll be able to simply find out the culprit.
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Posted on Jul 31, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
hi there, it may not be the mother board, it may be that the graphics card doesn't have the drivers for your system. Bring it to a computer shop and they will install the drivers for you.
Posted on Jan 31, 2010
Flashing Amber is normally power supply
The USB ports are part of the motherboard
Posted on Jun 08, 2010
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