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Power supply ?

My house had the electricity go out and ever since then the Dell dimension 5100 will now tunr on.I followed all the troubleshooting ideas on here and believe it is my power supply.I thried the removing the watch battery and pluging the power back up then holding the on button in the front for 20 sec and waiting 10 sec and pushing it one more time and that didnt work.I tried removing the RAM and reinstalling the RAM and that didnt work.
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I'd recommend purchasing a new power supply.

Your Dell Dimension 5100 comes stock with a 305W power supply. This is a bare-minimum wattage that will only handle what they ship on the system & not much more. You're better off upgrading the power supply with a compatible after-market model.

You can go to a PC parts store in your area and take your chances...but they're usually more expensive then Internet sources (they've got to pay for their brick-n-mortar store overhead).

Here's a link for a very inexpensive replacement 400W power supply for your Dell Dimension 5100:

http://www.affordablesurplus.com/dell-5100-5150-power-supply.asp

This particular site offers $8 Flat-rate shipping & a 1 year warranty. Your power supply is only $49.99 - you might be able to find it cheaper elsewhere, but that's the best I could find with a quick Google search.

If my answer helped you, please provide feedback :-)

Good luck!

Posted on May 05, 2008

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