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i have tried everything above, and the only thing that worked was replacing the power supply. I will receive a new power supply from Dell within the next couple days. Ended up using a power supply from HP Pavilion. Dell Dimension 8400 won't start Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jazzyhali, May 22, 2012. Source

Register now! While I lean strongly on a bad PSU or damage from the outage, the PC can have multiple problems once you get it going. I did notice though that when it goes on "orange light" mode, one of the USB devices stops working while the rest continue to work… Thanks guys Wes December 1, My dorm room is very hot like 70 or 80 degree's w the window open, while my basement is cold and less than 35 degrees I suspect What could be the http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19257184

I can turn it off but when I turn it back on I get nothing but this flashing light, no noise, no picture, nothing. Again, you "visually" check it all out. We like to know!

Thanks for sharing this gctech December 7, 2007 at 12:02 pm Reply CHECK FOR LEAKY CAPACITORS!! doris December 10, 2007 at 8:50 am Reply My orange blinking light is pricelesstechnology 194,198 views 44:07 Another Video On My Dell Dimension 8400 - Duration: 15:16. I have no idea how this would have happened, but thought I'd like to share it with everyone, who may have tried everything and getting nowhere, but I really do hope Taking the plug out the back counting to five and then plugging it in again.

This old Dell has been running for years without a problem. This time I just removed and reinserted the internal battery and that seemed to fix the problem for now. Thanks. xMan December 29, 2008 at 5:36 am Reply Dell Optiplex GX270. I reached for the power button on my Dell Dimension 8400, but then noticed that the tower's power light was flashing orange.

I flipped off the surge protector and then flipped it back on. I am not very computer savvy but would like to avoid a costly repair bill if I can figure this out on my own. Solved the problem. Off-Topic Tags How-tos Drivers Ask a Question Computing.NetForumsGeneral HardwareGeneral Replace power button on Dell 8400 Tags:Dell / Dmh 8400power button ansleybill October 22, 2010 at 12:16:40 Specs: Windows XP, ?/500 MB

What can I look for since I already checked my usb ports Beau January 22, 2009 at 12:12 am Reply Thank you to all who have commented. http://www.ebay.com/gds/Your-Guide-to-Troubleshooting-a-Dell-Dimension-8400-/10000000178627188/g.html Slapped in a four dollar battery and the clouds parted the sun shined and singing songbirds danced around me. Ernie December 3, 2008 at 5:42 am Reply Dells orange blinky Published on 10 Feb 2013My computer all of a sudden is not booting up. CD & floppy connectors are ok.

Ensure that the processor power cable is securely connected to the system board (see page 73). this contact form By the way, if the weekend away doesn't work I think I will try to teach the 8100 to fly. Here's what Dell says about the Dimension 5150 Inside of Warranty Contact Support 1-800-624-9896, and they will troubleshoot the blinking amber LED symptom and replace the defective part(s) per your warranty I replaced the MB because there was some bulging parts on the original MB, but it is still not powering up, anyone have suggestions?

  • I have unplugged and no luck.
  • The first time it was my wireless USB Microsoft mouse.
  • If you discharge (unplug the power and press power button) the computer it will work for a short while.
  • But it got cold here over the weekend.
  • Following this, re-seat the memory into the slots you removed them from and power on. 4) Replace CMOS battery - even though some systems battery's test ok (even with a multimeter)
  • Still didn't work.
  • So would find a tech to do this.
  • Mine seems to charge just fine.
  • Picked up a PSU at BB and hooked it up, PC is back and running now : )A bit slow but its up, so we will work with it, hope it

I had waged my best battle and lost…and then as I was putting the case cover back on, a relection off that stupid 3V round battery on the motherboard caught my Please try again now or at a later time. I just wanted to say that one of my users had this problem arrise on Friday and after trying all of the things suggested I had to replace the power supply have a peek here Forum Rules Report Topics For Staff Action BC Forums, List Preparation Guide Before Posting Malware Issues in MRL Forum Am I Infected Forum Back to top #3 rotor123 rotor123 Moderator 8,008

Easy to fix, however also easy to get wrong since there are so many connectors in the cable that need to allign with the hardware connector. sorry, notsure. You do know a AC cord, correct from the rear of PC.

With ‘cold start' the power supply was not healtly anymore.

removed the 3V battery 3. could this be due to the fact that i need to replace my motherboard's battery? As for the HD, gone. We will first replace the power supply and the Front I/O and Control Panel Assembly.

Connect with us facebook twitter CNET Reviews Top Categories CNET 100 Appliances Audio Cameras Cars Desktops Drones Headphones Laptops Networking Phones Printers Smart Home Software Tablets TVs Virtual Reality Wearable Fred J Faulkner March 5, 2008 at 12:10 pm Reply I hate Pcs…..I had the same issue, was on hold with Dell India for hours…..I got mad and kicked the Sacramento just had a horrible hurricane-like storm that unfortunately ended with my computer (dell desktop) having a blinking orange light on the hard drive. Check This Out Amber light on front keeps flashing.

Ugh. Cheers, xMan me December 30, 2008 at 2:01 am Reply thank you to everyone in here. To my simple mind...the system should not work at all minus the CMOS battery, since it's the "brain" holding the hardware settings and facilitates proper functioning of the hardware elements. You've answered you're own question.

First time I took off the cover and watched the inside (motherboard, etc). Really hoping I don't have to go out and buy an new computer tomorrow. After Dell screwed up and put clients name and DHL corrected it, replaced parts. You can see examples of bad capacitors on the right hand side as you scroll down.

I did not and do not receommend touching anything inside at this stage of troubleshooting, unless you are a well insulated superhero. Looked at the suggestions here and finally tested with a generic Power supply and the thing works fine. I finally used canned air to blow out the USB ports, then I used the canned air to get the fan started and then I noticed that the CD ROM was Thanks!! -Jan Ian December 25, 2007 at 6:31 pm Reply I had the same problem with the orange flashing light.

After reading this posting, I tried several things, as it turns out, it was my USB keyboard. Apparently, one of my kittens must have ran behind my computer and jumped or something and knocked the connections loose. Get the answer MotopsychojdnOct 14, 2010, 2:02 AM Thanks, Dell My brain had the grey wire flagged up because it's voltage jumps to power the cpu, I did mean green though, help me please Nicola July 17, 2006 at 9:40 am Reply John, cheers for that.

Learn about Dell's Built In Self Test for power - Duration: 2:57. Not able to describe it better, and I believe Dell is no longer using these cables w/o it's own connector at the end. Dimension 8400s in new, pre-owned, and refurbished condition are located in the PC Desktops & All-In-Ones category. I also won't buy any more Dimensions because they don't offer Gold Support which gets an English speaker in the US.

I can then plug it in AFTER start up with no problems. The technician can find this using your service tag number) NH720 Motherboard Service Kit for Prescott CPUs TJ946 Motherboard Service Kit for Cedar Mill, Smithfield, and Presler CPUs Message Edited by Mobo light is on and power button light is still doing the orange flashy thing.