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Can't boot up

I accidently pulled out about 5 little prongs that come from the on off switch on my computer, I tried to put them back in order, but, to no avail, the computer won't boot up and it said that the floopy drive, cd rom drive and the scsi drive can't be found, how do I fix this problem?

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  • Mark Kessler May 11, 2010

    Did you pull the prongs from the switch itself, or from a connector on the motherboard?

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Well from what i know, if it cant find a certain hardware during boot up means its simply disconnected from the motherboard. u can change the boot up sequence usually by hits f12 during  boot up. it should say hit f12 or a button to enter booting sequence or words along those lines.. simple go to hardware from there in the BIOS, and disable the hardware u dont want to boot.

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My suggetion is to read throuth your owners mannual and see if you can find a power sequence for it , it should show how to plug the wires back in in the right slots , if you have pulled the wires off the the on and off swithch the you need to send it back to dell

Posted on May 04, 2008

  • Doug Hudson May 04, 2008

    continue : go to dell homepage and click tec support and it will take you a window find chat with tech support and will ask for the computer name and you will have to scroll through and find 4600 then it will bring up a pic of your tower right next to that is a link for a manual you will have to unzip it then you have to look throught that for power display

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