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I'm a Dell DCSE what is the serial# there are several troubleshooting steps to take but without disassembling the entire unit would like to go with the easiest for the end user first. try removing the Memory, HDD, Keyboard wireless adapter and PCMCIA cards. Out of curiosity what led you to believe the AC adapter was bad?
Posted on May 30, 2008
It could be a bad power supply or motherboard.
Do you hear fans running?
Posted on May 30, 2008
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One bad or faulty lead connection can cause a computer to continue restarting on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive.
WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.
Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA
the leads from your (motherboard to your hard drive) make sure they have secure dust free connections and are not faulty
if its a 40 pin flat ribbon type it will be the first to fail
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty
even something as small as a faulty electrical fan and its lead can cause you problems
computers need all power and data to continue through every working device and to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
make sure your graphics card is securely seated with no dust built up or in the socket
if you remove your graphics check the socket to make sure its dust free
restart your computer then reinstall it this should activate found new hardware wizard
Hope this helps.
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