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Dimension 8300 will not start.

I have a Dimension 8300 on day just quit . It beep 2 times and have an errow on the screen “ SATA prim drive 0 not found strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup”

I called dell tech we went through every thing that he think of by replacing the SATA data cable on the back of the pc the diagnostic lights ABC are green but the D is yellow the tech indicated then I have bad hard drive so I went a bought new one I installed it still having the same problem.

I called Dell tech again this time she indicated that perhaps I have bad motherboard so I went bought a new on I installed it as will. I powered the pc I still having the same issue.

I replace everything as I indicated I am afraid that if I call Dell tech this time they may ask me to buy a new case.

Anyone there may have any idea? I am latterly stumped. I truly appreciate any comments.

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  • jbatten1024 Feb 17, 2009

    I have a Dell 8300 series and it was running fine on Saturaday morning and now I returned on monday night and it seems it has died. It will not respond to anything. I can not turn it on. I have checked all electircal connects and outlet. The monitor, Speakers and everything else still powers on and are plugged into the same power strip. I have no idea what could be wrong and dont know where to start as I dont know why it would have died. I know in the past I have turned it off over the weekend and when I returen it gave a waring of internal battery (or something similar) very low. So I stopped turning it off because I did not know what was wrong.

    I am sorry I dont have much info on what happened as i was not present, but any help on this matter will be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.


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Have you tried settings defaults in bios, and making sure the hard drive is plugged into sata0 controller on the motherboard?

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