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I have dell dimesion 3100c when i turn it on the power on the cpu turns green , stayed amber/orange solid not blinking on the monitor and the pc wont boot. the monitor does not show anything but diagnotics light on the front of the pc are all green

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The green light on your computer is just there to show you that your computer is on. It is receiving power. Your computer is not POSTing often described as a no POST. Power On Self Test. One beep from the onboard speaker represent all is in good working order. However if you hear no beeps then some-thing is wrong, like in your case. Start by removing the side panel of your case. Remove the BIOS/CMOS battery for about one minute and the reinstall it in the correct orientation. This will load default settings. Now power on your computer. Does it work! If no then ensure that the fingers of the RAM modules are clean, use tissue paper and ensure that they are correctly installed. Remove the graphics card and reinstall it applying even pressure throughout the card and gently push it into the slot. There may be a little clip ensure it locks into place. If you can it is recommended to use the onboard VGA for your testing. Limit the number of variables by disconnecting all hard drives and DVD drives. Install RAM modules one at a time in alternate slots. Clean the computer of any dust, pay special attention to the CPU cooler as this must be kept cool at all times.
Let me know if this works for you, I am here to help.

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Posted on Nov 09, 2010

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Suggested Resolution
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