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I havd a Dell Dimension 8200 that sometimes shuts down and power light turns yellow. I can usally open case and plug and on plug to get it to power back up. Recently replaced fans due to fan failure. Computer worked fine for about two months but recently been haveing this shut dow issue. If I can get the fans to power up the syetem will then come on. Could it be my CPU and how much to replace

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Thank for the detail, it really helps...
Most people forget about the power supply. If the power supply overheats, it will shutdown. When shutdown, it will cool off then operate again.

A power supply goes by WATT ratings, the average size power supply is now 450 watts for an average system and should cost around $60.

good luck and don't forget to vote.

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When I turn on the dell dimension 8200 the light on the power button does not turn green, it stays amber color blinking and the computer does not turn on, is it the power supply that is gone bad?


Check all below possibilties & see if it works.....
  1. GGGY diagnostic lights can indicate a bad motherboard, or possibly a hard drive failure.You could try opening the case, then remove and reseat all the power and data cables, cards and memory and see if the system bootsCheck for burnt/charred power connectors on the motherboard and for any capacitors with bulging tops or are leaking, the tops should be perfectly flat.
  2. Could you please check out if the you are not having a battery problem. This could be the source of all the trouble that you are having.
  3. do the fans and hard drives spin
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Mar 14, 2011 | Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop

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Please explain how to install a PCI network adapter into the DEll Dimension 8200 Desktop


Please just follow the below steps and you can fix your problem easily.

1.First unplug all the power cord for safety and open cabinet of your system.

2. Remove the metal blank to open the slot up. Firmly insert the Ethernet card into that slot. To make sure that the card is firmly in place, check that the gold/copper strips on the Ethernet card are inserted approximately three-quarters of the way or more into the slot.

3. Lock the securing lever down; it should click when firmly pressed down.

4. Gently close the case. Plug in the computer's cables and turn it on.

5. Install software if necessary. The computer may need to be rebooted depending on the operating system.

This is it. Now you are done

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Oct 01, 2010 | Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop

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Replace on/off switch dimension 8200?


The On/Off switch is the Power On switch.

The switch itself is tiny, and is located inside the plastic Power On button assembly.
There are plastic tangs on the Power On button, which hold the switch in place.

I use a hair dryer set on low heat, to gently heat the tangs so they will spread easily, to remove the switch. (Move the hair dryer slowly back, and forth)

You can also set the Power On assembly in a bowl of Very warm water, to temporarily soften the tangs.
(The switch is no good anyway. Dry the plastic Power on assembly before installing the new switch)

This switch is usually a replacement,

http://www.directron.com/atxswitch.html

To remove the Power On button assembly the computer case is opened.

BEFORE you start, the computer Must be unplugged from power, and you should observe anti-static precautions.

Your body carries Static electricity. Static will fry out (Short Circuit) the components inside a computer.

You can either,
1) Buy a $6 ESD wrist strap, connect the wrist band to your wrist, and connect the alligator clip to the metal frame of the open computer case,
OR,
2) You simply touch the metal frame of the open computer case to relieve your body of static.

(Again, computer unplugged from power.
Also, IF you get up, and walk away, when you return TOUCH the metal frame again)

This is Dell Support, and the Service Manual for the Dell Dimension 8200 desktop computer,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8200/

To open the computer case:
Click on Opening the Computer Cover

The computer cover opens like a clamshell.
Observe where the cables (Wires) go to the motherboard, from the Front of the computer case.

You may wish to make a drawing, and notes.
Dell DOES NOT state where the wires go.
If any wires are accidentally bumped loose, you will have a schematic made by you, of where they go.

As you proceed, state any problems you are having, and let's see if I can rectify them with information. Simply state in a Comment.


May 03, 2010 | Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop

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Dell dimension 5150. wont start


Most times when you have flashing yellow light there is issue ether with cpu or motherboard. Just to be safe test the power supply and if ok then try to replace cpu and go from there. If power supply issue just replace it. Might be easier to take it to pc repair store. Good Luck

Apr 05, 2010 | Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop

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Dell 8200 Dimension shuts down on bootup. Making


The clinking sound could well be your drive heads snapping back into parking location if your power supply is going out. Since the 8200 comes with a pretty weak power supply those tend to go out shortly after you've upgraded to a better graphics card or added another drive to the system. I've replaced mine a few times and now have a 450 watt supply in it which seems to be able to handle a powered video card and the 2nd HD, 2nd dvd without running out of juice.
Another good thing for these old dimensions is the addition of a case /slot fan to help with cooling a bit more. (see included picture)
I've had dealings with a number of dimensions from this era not cooling enough and the slot fans really helped stability.5a04930.gif
Let me know if any of this helps your situation.

Jan 24, 2010 | Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop

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I recently moved and when i hooked all of it back


open it up check all the connections memory and add in cards for security.
connect it and try again. Sometimes the bios battery can cause wierd problems, they are usually a 2032 battery on the motherboard. replace it if it's suspect. I would then look at the power supply. Big heavy capitors don't like being dropped, (neither do hard drives for that matter).

Jan 10, 2010 | Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop

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Main power button LED is flashing or solid yellow


This is a major problem that crippled Dell. Moels Optiplex Gx260, Gx 280, and Dimensions of whose mdel number i don't remember have this problems. This signal shows that either a power supply or your motherboard is malfunctioning. If you have an insurance better use it now or else get some technical assistance.

Nov 03, 2009 | Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop

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Need to plug in the power button to the motherboard but can't find any place to plug it into. My system is a dell dimension 8200.


Hello,

The dell Dimension 8200 motherboard like several other Dell boards uses a multi pin header for the power button. This plus is at the front of the board right behind the hard drive connectors. The plus has pins for power, hard drive light, sound, 2 USB ports, power light and microphone. Are you wanting to just coeect the power button and not the other pins? I may be able to get you a pin by pin wiring chart but other things really need to be pugged in too. This board will not work very well without the other things plugged in or if it is not in a Dell case.

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Try a new power button. Also does the machine power light turn on at the front of the machine? if so check that the CPU is seated correctly as if it has come out of position then the machine doesn't boot. I would like to think power switch though.

Thanks J

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