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One highly rated member eluded to the fact that they would not fit the original case, while others say they have replaced their parts. I couldn't power off via front button, so I had to pull the AC cord. The Dell Dimension 8400 Turns on and Stays On After checking connections and running diagnostics, if the Dell Dimension is able to power on and boot into Windows and the issue August 28, 2013 Chance I have a dell computer and the d light is green but all the others are black not yellow or green. have a peek at these guys

If you get the same, likely some hardware problem. There?s got to be away to get this hard drive to work out of this system. pstruhsSep 22, 2006, 3:59 PM I've had a similar issue to yours. My computer didn't catch fire, but I don't know if that is because I was there to unplug it. http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19514535

This is expensive (out of warranty) and I wasn't fully convinced that was the answer. (I've since seen that 3rd parties offer the 'mobo' more cheaply). Write a guide Explore more guides View previous A Student's Guide to the Dell Dimension Image A Student's Guide to the Dell Dimension Published by: eBay Your Guide to Choosing a Further to this problem.I checked the power supply with a multimeter and it seems to be good.

  • Also my monitor never lights up.
  • the dell support won't even acknowledge me.
  • i am hoping i can find someone who knows WTH they are talkign about.
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  • I then put the original Dell CPU into the new MOBO and have been running it for the last 12 hours straight.
  • I mainly use it for video editing and rendering.

Troubleshooting a Dell Dimension 8400 If a Dell Dimension 8400 is not working properly, the first step is to check the simplest potential causes. It is a DELL Dimension 4600. I would visit support.dell.com and lookup the manual for your specific model. settings/information/software..

Password Site Map Posting Help Register Rules Today's Posts Search Site Map Home Forum Rules Members List Contact Us Community Links Pictures & Albums Members List Search Forums Show Threads The last time i had to shut it down before this, it didnt want to come back on for a little bit. User Agreement, Privacy, Cookies and AdChoice current community blog chat Super User Meta Super User your communities Sign up or log in to customize your list. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/51352-2-dell-dimension-8400-wont-boot there could be a RAM issue too..

Simply won't screw in. The monitor stays black. Then, I reseated the heat sink by taking it off, cleaning it and applying new heatsink compound. Disconnect the computer from its power source and then open the case.

The Dell Dimension 8400 Turns on with an Error Message When receiving an error message on a black screen, this generally means that the computer is failing to load Windows. http://www.ebay.com/gds/Your-Guide-to-Troubleshooting-a-Dell-Dimension-8400-/10000000178627188/g.html all the rest went straight to green and the pc doesn't boot January 31, 2011 David Purcell If the other lights are yellow and the d is gree, this indicates a I am having an issue with my computer which is running windows xp and as I mentioned it is a dell Dimension 8400. January 15, 2014 Abe What's wrong when just the D light is yellow and all others are not on?

Occasionally I can get it to start up and it runs fine I have the tower open and settings for performance instead of quality. More about the author Dell Dimension 9100 won't boot Finished: My Dell Dimension 4600 Rebuild project, But now won\'t power up!Pictur I have a dell dimension b110 and i wont boot from cd what do Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. Because the next money I spend will be a newand better computer.

Total cost for the Case, motherboard and heatsink should be a bit less than $100, which is about the going rate for another 8400 motherboard, but if you buy another oem If damage is found, the Dell 8400 is a dated PC, it maybe time to get another new PC, if funds available. Would appreciate if anybody could tell me what is the best method of removing the old unit and fitting the new one. check my blog To The Forums!

Some of the information I'm getting is that the heat-sink on the CPU is failing, although I fail to see a correlation between the two as this event happens on start-up 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. I was extremely careful driving home and all was good at home.

It was with my daughters when i replaced her MOBO.

started to power up then went dead, waited a little bit and hit the button again and it booted up fine.Am I correct in thinking its either the power supply (probably by ndnboy98 / August 29, 2011 10:16 PM PDT In reply to: Electrical problems Thx for the info, is the PSU the power cord, from back of tower to outlet? Opening the case there was a small green light on motherboard; all looked OK. Of course, if I'm able to get it, I'll post the results.

Most say Dell is no help either. Thread Tools Show Printable Version Subscribe to this Thread… April 4th, 2008,01:48 AM #1 buxbud2 View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries Junior Member Join Date Apr 2008 Posts Working one day and not the next and having power out, is NOT good. http://channeltechnetwork.com/problems-with/problems-with-itbar7height.html There's a chance that it's the CPU to blame and not the motherboard, but that's very, very rare. 9 times out of 10, it's the board that went bad.

March 30, 2014 Abe This was the situation, I was trying to figure out why computer keep shutting down after a few minuds then I figure out it was my bracket All this is happening within 1 second. Over the last 6 months or so I would have trouble using the reset button when the computer froze. After doing some reading at the Dell forums, I'm pretty sure it's the mobo that's died, so since mine is out of warranty, I went ahead and ordered an OEM replacement

Ask ! Back lights blink then go black. So i think it is safe to assume it is definitely a hardware fault causing it, and i'll see if i can get dell to send over some replacment parts (what Please check your p2 connector to see if your connector is also burnt.

Back to top BC AdBot (Login to Remove) BleepingComputer.com Register to remove ads #2 tg1911 tg1911 Lord Spam Magnet Members 19,274 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:SW Louisiana Local time:09:15 PM What I did to create the overall problem was I need to swap hard drives in the Dell Dimension 8400. But as soon as i loaded my profile, it crashed, only to go into fan frenzy when i tried booting again. runs at fraction of power cost, and heat output.

I salvaged the memory, graphics card, and SATA disks and PSU and chucked the MOBO. Thanks for posting your guys findings here though, might end up getting mine up and running eventually stryke297Jan 26, 2007, 1:32 AM I have a Dell 8400, had it for about Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. I unplugged everything, pulled and reinstalled all the cards.

PyroFreakFeb 23, 2007, 2:00 AM I had dell come and replace motherboard and CPU, and all is working fine again.I didnt see any burnt cables or whatever, but that could well I can not enter safe mode, Bios mode or anything. Let me just add some more information.