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Problem with Dell 4600 Dimension Computer

The monitor comes on when the power is activated. But the tower gives no response at all. Doesn't light up or anything and I don't know what the problem is. Can anyone help?

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  • Mrwil Jul 04, 2008

    its not coming on at all though

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If you leave the tower unplugged for a while then plug in the cable (with power turned on at the wall) does the fan kick into life for a few seconds?

It may be that your powersupply is faulty.. sometimes but not always this can show symptoms such as flickering light on the power button or a clicking hard drive. The last PC we had did not show these symptoms but did only power the fan for a split second. A power supply swap fixed it.

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On the computer you will see 4 leds labled A B C D. make sure all are Green. if not there is some issue withe the system.

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