Question about PC Desktops

1 Answer

I have a dell inspiron 5000e that won't power up. the battery is dead but the adapter works. after pressing the power button the left light beneath the screen turns a solid green and the center light blinks green. the light on the right does not become active.. the fan turns on briefly--- 5-10 seconds-- than stops. nothing more. the bios screen and the windows starting up screen showed up initially but no more. i've tried plugging in a seperate monitor but no results. pulled and reinserted battery and harddrive. haven't tried the memory yet. screen is now dark and blank. acts like something is stalling out the power completion. i'm not sure if this is poignant or not but if i leave it sit overnight and it totally cools down, the screen has responded and after firing up gets to the startup screen and then stalls. thanks

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 1,183 Answers

Hi,
As per the symptoms given by you it seems like a motherboard problem. Follow the steps on the link below and it would suggest what part needs to be replaced.

http://tinyurl.com/6xxv4h


thanks
proton

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My dell inspiron 2400 pc will not start up


If the power light doesn't come on at all, it could be the power supply is dead, or the power switch is defective.

Check to make sure the power cord and power supply cables are securely connected.

Here are some diagnostic tools for DELL computers.

http://www.dell.com/support/Article/us/en/19/SLN284978/EN#2012_to_Present

May 19, 2014 | Dell Dimension PC Desktops

1 Answer

When i turn on my Dell Inspiron 2400 Desktop Computer why won`t it start.


Is the computer plugged in to a known good power source with a known good power cord? Also, make sure the power is fully seated on both ends. When you press the power button are you getting any indicator lights? The power button itself has an LED that will be either solid green, blinking green, solid amber, blinking amber, or off. Do you hear any beeps?

May 19, 2014 | Dell Inspiron 530s Desktop Computer...

1 Answer

Dell Inspiron 530 won't start, CMOS


Sounds like the CMOS battery is dead. You will find this battery on the mother board. It is a round watch battery, pull it and take it to a store like Walmart to get a proper replacement. I bet if you check your system time, it is wrong too.

Feb 20, 2012 | Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop Computer

1 Answer

Inspiron 2305 power cord doesn't turn the desktop on


After connecting the AC adapter to a wall outlet and to the computer press the power button the right side of the inspiron. The button itself should then lite up white if the power adapter is good. If not, check the power outlet you are using. Plug in something else and see if it works on this wall outlet. Some outlets are connected to a wall switch. If its still a nogo you may need to replace the AC adapter.

Sep 18, 2011 | Dell Inspiron One 2305 Desktop Computer...

2 Answers

My inspiron one 2305 won't power on. The light on the adapter cuts off soon as i plug it in. It work fine the last time i shut it down.


Welcome to Fixya
This sound like a hardware problem not much to do to try and fix this issue but you can try this.
Remove the ac adapter and battery. Hold down the power button for 10 seconds. By doing this we are draining the flea power of the laptop. Residue power sometimes causes a no power issue. If this does not fix the problem then you would have to get the laptop serviced.


Hope this helps

Jun 09, 2011 | Dell Inspiron One 2305 Desktop Computer...

1 Answer

I press my power button on and nothing comes on the screen. My screen is black as if it wasn't on. Please help me I have a Dell VOSTRO 1000


does a light come on when you press the power button? Remove the battery then just use the power adapter.Then check the cables of your power adapter if it is connected properly. Try unplugging and replugging the cable at the back of your laptop. Make sure that on the the power adapter ( the small rectangular boxlike) has a green light. Then try pressing the power button again.

Sep 22, 2010 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Press power button. Green light turns on, fan


there is power buttom on the keyboard makes it wake up. try it

Oct 02, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 530s Desktop Computer...

4 Answers

Dell dimension 5100 won't power on


might be a problem with the power button...try exchanging the power adapter and the reset adapter in your motherboard...this would become:

RESET BUTTON: as power button.

view your manual on where to find this adapters in your board.

Nov 19, 2007 | Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop

Not finding what you are looking for?
PC Desktops Logo

Related Topics:

68 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top PC Desktops Experts

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18304 Answers

Are you a PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...