Question about Dell XPS 200 PC Desktop
Hi, Sorry for the delay, my own system was down
and full of gremlins with matches, so I had to re-build it.
Most power supplies have a dedicated wire in the main
mother-board connector, I believe it is green. When this
wire is grounded, the power-supply is turned on.
You can do this with a paper clip to test the power supply,
after disconnecting the supply from all other devices, including
the main board.
Also you can test the front panel power switch with a continuity
checker / ohm meter to see if it shorts to ground when you press
The front switch connects to the main board, along with the
reset, speaker and other functions through a set of small
connectors near the corner of the main board.
you DO want to check the manuals for the mother board,
power supply and case if you still have them, other wise
google the model numbers, to make sure you have identified
the correct pins before poking around causing more damage.
If you are replacing the power supply, get a big one, such as
the Xigmatek 1000w. It is worth every penny in preventing
future headaches. Especially if you plan to use fancy
video cards for gaming, a large number of fans, or
Posted on May 22, 2008
Can you tell if the Power Supply Fans are running?. It sounds like you may have a bad power supply. or try this, open the Case up and make sure the Graphic Card is Secure in it's slot oon the Motherboard, i know it sounds weird, but it has wored for me on a lot of computers i have worked with.
Let me know if this helps.
Posted on May 10, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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