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Dell 4600 Dimension Computer

The computer isn't turning on at all. The monitor is, but the tower isn't at all. Any suggestions?

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    No power at all indicated from the computer when on button is engaged.

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Is the fan in the power supply spinning?

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Are you getting the DELL logo screen.

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Dimension 4600 no display turn on. HD spins lights lite and can turn off no bios screen display


Change the VGA cable from the monitor, first but sounds like it's the video card that's failed. I would check the monitor with another computer to make sure it's not that.

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I have a 4600 series dell computer that I have had for about 7 years. This weekend when I was on it it would boot up and come on and after a short period of time the monitor would go black. The tower was...


The video chip is failing. If you have the original configuration, with the onboard chip you could try to add another AGP video card, but since the video chip is part of the northbridge that isn't good news for the rest of the motherboard - it is dying also.
I think it's time to buy a new pc, or at least a new motherboard.

Jul 11, 2011 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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I have a dell dimension 4600 computer. I usually put the computer in sleep mode when I am not using it. Usually I press the ESC button and the computer wakes up. All of a sudden, the monitor won't...


Plug the monitor into another computer to determine if the monitor is damaged or working properly. You can also plug another monitor into your computer to determine the same thing.

May 21, 2011 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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I have a Dell Dimension 4600. I press the power button. The left light on the tower turns on amber, the right light comes on for 15 seconds or so then shuts off. The monitor will not come on, but will...


The most likely cause is a failing power supply. Unless you have a tester you will need to buy a replacement. Check the specs and order a suitable replacement. (www.newegg.com is my choice)

If any of this goes past your computer knowledge take your computer to an expert to examine first-hand.

Dec 26, 2010 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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How do I get the cover off of my Dell Dimension 4600 Computer. The position of the lever is not obvious.


press the lever catch on the back of the tower DOWN, and hold it and slide the side panel to the rear

Sep 17, 2010 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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My monitor has gone to Power Save Mode


Hello,
If your monitor is going in Power save mode it can be cause by following reasons.
>Check the data cable going from monitor to your Dell Dimension 4600 Tower is connected properly.The connector will be blue or white in colour.
>If the Dell Dimension 4600 Tower is powering on.

If still in power save mode then try to shutdown Tower and monitor,disconnect power cable from tower and monitor.Hold the power button on tower for 15 seconds.Then again try to connect monitor and check,if still nogo,and if tower has no lights then issue with motherboard or video card or power supply.If possible try connect spare known good monitor.

Thankyou

Sep 09, 2010 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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How to soft boot a dell 4600


I used the reset button on my last one whenever ctrl/alt/del failed to soft boot
my computer.

Here is what Dell Chat tells me to do if ctrl/alt/del doesn't work:

Turn off the system from the power button. Remove the plug to the
power supply from the back off the system tower.Then hold the power
button on the tower down for 10 secs ( with the power cord removed).
Reconnect the power cord and then restart the system.This time do a
normal shutdown.

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Dec 02, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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My Dell Dimension 4600 will not turn on. Steady Amber Light


Disconnect the Power cable / A/c adapter/Battery from computer.
Disconnect External peripherials.
Hold down the power button on the computer for 10 seconds.
Reconnect the power cable or A/c adapter and battery or the computer
Try to turn on the computer
check for Led's on the computer
If still no display ,shut down the computer,disconnect power cable.
Open the computer tower,remove memory modules,reconnect power cable and turn on the computer.If you get a beeping sound after turning on you should be getting beeping sound suggesting the mother board is not bad.Turn on the computer and disconnect power cable from computer.
Reseat 1 memory at a time if you have 2 memory module or if single memory module reseat in different memory slot,swap memory module.
Reconnect the power cable and turn on the computer if it boots to desktop possible issue with 1 of the memory module.
Disconnect the harddrive ide cable from the harddrive .Turn on the computer.
If still unable to power on .Shutdown the computer and disconnect power cable.Remove video card,sound card ,modem card if any .Connect just the vga cable from monitor to the integrated video port.
Connect power cable and turn on the computer.
If computer turns on possible issue with one of PCI or PCI express card.
If still unable to power on.Disconnect the power connector pin from the motherboard and reconnect it back.Turn on the computer check power power led on motherboard,also check if the processor fan is spinning. if no go then issue with motherboard.

Sep 03, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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Problem with Dell 4600 Dimension Computer


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.

Jul 04, 2008 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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Turning the pc on


try changing your graphic card ( VGA Card ) .. if the problem keeps coming then try the monitor on another computer .. if it works then you have problem with RAM drives

Dec 25, 2007 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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