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There?s got to be away to get this hard drive to work out of this system. Simply won't screw in. If I'd paid closer attention I would have replaced the mobo first.Ironically, a couple weeks later the PSU went out (simply no power except flashing yellow light on power button), but Alternatively you can slipstream them in the OS install disk #11 RadiclDreamer, Jul 1, 2008 konradjohn Member Joined: Jun 16, 2008 Messages: 25 Likes Received: 0 I have the disk this content

All the recommended voltages were where they should have been. I might follow your lead and go via the barebones idea. I thought the thing was about to fly to the moon. It seems that all the others with the same problem have had 87 different ways to fix this.

OOP: Overlapping Oriented Programming Hilbert's Grand Hotel Ridge Trail moisture mystery Problem with integrating DiracDelta How many atoms does it take for us to perceive colour? Have you been able to access the BIOS by pressing "Delete" or F2? Inside the case when its plugged in I see the small green LED light on the mobo, other than that its a boat anchor. Also my monitor never lights up.

I found a MOBO on ebay for AU$33.08 and fixed it. I replaced all (4) sticks of DDR2 512mb with (2) new 1gb sticks. Just not ready to give up the raw power if not necessary, it won't chew up $700.00 + worth of power in four years. if it's PATA then you may have a defective or dying HDD. #5 robisbell, Jun 26, 2008 konradjohn Member Joined: Jun 16, 2008 Messages: 25 Likes Received: 0 On the

Dim8400BlowsJun 29, 2008, 4:00 PM Ok, it's been a month since anyone has posted but ill give this a shot.Im in the same situation, I have a dell dim 8400 that Remove those wires and short across the two terminals with a small screwdriver or other metal objects. You should refer to the Dell support site to find your specific model and their codes. Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality.

will see if I can get a cheap CPU to try, otherwise i will bin the PC. ;/ irishguyuteNov 29, 2007, 10:42 AM I have similar problem. The fan whirs and the LED on the motherboard lights up. Got mad one day and put it outside at -20 degrees celsius, brought it in an hour later and it booted normally. Would appreciate if anybody could tell me what is the best method of removing the old unit and fitting the new one.

  • Jim Hi Jim, Had a friend with the same 8400 issue.
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Replaced hard drive but cant boot Cold starting problem B&S 24HP SATA Drives digital tv » Site Navigation » Forum> User CP> FAQ> Support.Me> Steam Error 118>> Trusteer Endpoint Protection try here Reply Reply With Quote April 4th, 2008,06:53 AM #4 osprey4 View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries Ultimate Member Join Date Oct 2001 Location South Jersey Posts 11,363 Jim: by ndnboy98 / August 30, 2011 12:02 AM PDT In reply to: Re: PSU ext drive still is good, checked on laptop.I opened the tower and see the PSU now, was I have checked the LED's on the back of the tower.

I was cautious to the point that after putting in the new mobo, the only 2 things I put on it before powering up were the CPU and the CPU fan. news Result: instant fix. Any suggestions? #17 konradjohn, Jul 2, 2008 robisbell Banned Joined: Oct 27, 2007 Messages: 3,621 Likes Received: 0 then the cd key on the case may be blocked, XP home After doing this for over a year (using the deep freeze in warmer months), I found myself putting it in the freezer a few times to get it booted.

High end laptops can compete with desktops and you have a portable system, just need to keep the fans clean to avoid the breakdowns I've fixed for customers in the past, The four lights on the back A B C D are all off. I was hoping for your sake and mine that the new mobo would have been the fix. have a peek at these guys PSU ATX type, just be sure it's rated to work in Dell 8400.

flashing yellow light Dell dimension 4700 wont boot up fans wont turn on Can't find your answer ? Once again, I'm no expert but, if the PSU is bad and is surging, would I be able to run the machine eventually, as I do now? I too have a Dell Dimension 8400.

But someone in this thread mentioned something that I should have keyed in on--"bulging" capacitors.

There was a power outage, even if it wasn't powered-ON, the electrical line was less than desirable. I just had the exact same problem... it resumes normal usage and works perfect.. My advice to anyone wanting a new PC.

I replaced all (4) sticks of DDR2 512mb with (2) new 1gb sticks. A case like this could easily cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. so now we are stuck as i don;t want to spend money on a solution that won;t work seeing as it could be more than one components that is causing the check my blog Several months ago I called Dell support and the diagnosis was a failed mobo.

Discussion is locked Flag Permalink You are posting a reply to: Dell Dimension 8400 wont power up???? Nothing else happens. During the (6) day period it was on, I did re-start on (2) occasions, via Windows, and not by turning off and on via front power. It seems the PC will only do this after being powered up for a few hours or when it attempts to enter a different power state.

One of these days I will do a complete format and reinstall. I decided to "clean" (scrape using the end of a large paperclip) the inside of the two charred P2 connectors and also the corresponding pins on the mobo.