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Dell deminson 4600 fails to power up, power supply tested ok.

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  • dtate7289 Jul 17, 2008

    no clicks, fans not running and nothing happens , no lights on front of processor.

  • Brian Canute May 11, 2010

    any beeps from pc or look at your cpu fan and see if it spins when you power or twitches

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No beebs, no bueno. Unplug the power cord. Unplug the wide multi colored adapter from the motherboard and reseat it. make sure the other conntections are firm while you're down there and have the case open.
If you don't know what I'm talking about or don't want to crack open your PC then buy a new Dell and hae someone slave up your drive and transfer the information.

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Dell 4600 won't power up following lightning storm. PSU and power button both test OK. Suggestions please! many thanks


Check everything between the power supply and the wall outlet. If everything else is working using the same power a part of your computer is fried.

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I removed the hard drive and put it back now it just beeps it's a dell deminson 4200 desktop


just Refix RAM sticks and start your pc.Its better you refix the hard disk connectors also. Normally its because RAM issue. Just open the CPU cover and clean the RAM slots and refix RAMs. You can put one by one if you have multiple RAMs. check with different RAM slots.If you still get this sound you need to get new RAMs

RAM will look like as in below picture

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The power supply light on the board comes on but when i hit power button cpu fan comes on for a second and doesnt come on


The first thing I would suspect here is the power supply itself.
Unless you have a power supply tester, thought, it's rather difficult to test it. I usually replace the power supply in situations like this and all is well.

Jan 11, 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
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I need printed instructions on how to install Dell Dimension 4600c power supply. I ordered the part but it came with no instructions.


Power Supply Removing the Power Supply caution.gif CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual or Product Information Guide. caution.gif CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.
  1. Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin."

  2. Remove the fan assembly.

  3. Disconnect the AC power cable from the AC power connector on the back of the power supply.

  4. Unplug the DC power cables from the drives and system board.

  5. Remove the four screws that secure the power supply to the back of the computer.
OR

As you add more devices to your Dell Dimension 4600 desktop, it is important to ensure there is enough electrical power being fed to the components. While the 250 Watt power supply that comes standard with the Dell Dimension 4600 is acceptable at stock settings, it is almost certainly not capable of providing power for many more devices such as graphics cardsmag-glass_10x10.gif and multiple hard drives. If you add such devices, you also should upgrade your Dell Dimension 4600 power supply.

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Power supply or motherboard dell 4600


Ok, you stated that the power supply cooling fan was running at this time. unfortunately, this is not the power supply unit that has failed. the mother board has actually failed in this case. If the power unit was damaged, the cooling fan would not spin. You will need tp replace the mother board in this case. it has failed.

This is not a novice situation. we recommend a service tech for this type of repair. if it was a power supply issue, it would have been quite easy to replace but, this is not the issue here. it the mother board.

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Computer will not turn on


  • Blinking Amber/yellow: Initial state of LED at power up.
    Indicates system has power, but the POWER_GOOD signal is not yet active.
    If the hard drive LED is off, it is probable that the power supply needs to be replaced.
    If the hard drive LED is on, it is probable that an onboard regulator or VRM has failed.

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Dell 4600 motherboard


That particular Dell uses a power supply with non-standard wiring. The plug is the same size as an ATX plug, but it's wired differently. If you were to replace motherboard & plug in the standard power supply, it would damage the supply, or the motherboard, or both. Also, the front panel plugs (for power & power LED & hard drive indicator) are proprietary as well. Ideally you should replace it with another Dell Dimension 4600 motherboard. I've found replacements for reasonable prices on some of the auction places on the web. I recently replaced a failed motherboard in my Dimension 8300 with one I got from a popular auction site, I think my cost was about $59 plus shipping.

The other option would be to remove the hard drive, video card (if any), and optical drives, and consider a 'barebones' package from various sites such as geeks or newegg.

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Problems with dell 4600


Try to open it in safe mode. If it opens and don't reboot then right click on my computer->click on properties->click on Advanced Tab->setup and recovery framework click on settings->in system failure framework remove checked from Automatically restart.

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