Question about Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop
I'm having a bunch of issues with my Dell, re. startup and shutdown.
It started with it booting up on its own from switched off. I don't have wake on LAN or wake on USB enabled - it just does it.
Then, just yesterday it started booting up on its own and immediately shutting down after a couple of seconds. Finally, it shut down and wouldn't restart. A long hard push of the on/off button would fire it up but it would shut down again after a couple of seconds. Fans kick in and HD whirrs but only briefly.
I opened the case and gave everything a clean but it didn't help. Then I went out and when I came back it had started up fully and was working fine. :$
The system is obviously shaky. Any ideas?
I had the same problem - shutting and restarting over and over again. When called Dell, they said it is most likely the motherboard and will need changing. I personally suspected that it has something to do with the power supply.
I was right. I replaced the 305W power supply with a 370W one. Problem solved with just £25 and a trip to Maplin.
Let me know if this helps.
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
I had the same problem, tried changing the PSU but no change and the old PSU checked out fine on a power test unit.
Turned out to be the switch panel with USB and audio connectors being defective. Try changing this and you should be OK
Posted on Nov 14, 2008
Check the power cable for some defect. It may have been twisted and the wires inside broken. Try using an alternate power cable and see how it goes.
Posted on Sep 01, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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