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Alright on my 2nd rig I have a basic Dell Dimension 4600C Mobo (Pentium 4HT)

I moved it into a bigger case so that I can have a 250 Watt psu (I know its not a lot but work with me here) inside the same case and have it sit upright. I turned it on everything ran perfectly, Good I thought so I turned it off and then added an HDD but when I plugged it in and started it up it flashed on then off. It does this every time I cut power to it then plug it back in, if I take out the Multiprocessor power plug it starts and everything starts working but is not usable.


I know there has to be problems like this all the time and I really need help.

Thanks
post #2 of 11
dells do that when there is a dead power supply

usually when they end up going out it takes the dell mobo with it, look along the i/o shield at the capacitors, make sure they didnt swell or pop
post #3 of 11
Seems like the additional hard drive is just enough to overload the PSU....
    
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post #4 of 11
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I did use a very old PSU that was from my bros broke computer but now I'm using a slimmer PSU now but still the same problem.



To Chozart

I took out the additional HDD and still no start up


I also forgot to mention that the green LED is now Orange.
Edited by CrazyEye - 5/17/08 at 11:40pm
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**bump**
post #6 of 11
Sounds like a dead PSU. Possibly a dead mobo as well.
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by CorporalAris View Post
Sounds like a dead PSU. Possibly a dead mobo as well.
Agreed. Seems like your PSU overloaded and took the mobo with it.
     
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post #8 of 11
"Dude! You're getting a piece of crap!"
post #9 of 11
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I Guess its good that was my 2nd computer and my 1st computer is better lol

I miss it though

haha
owell
post #10 of 11
ja.... Dells kinda suckk...
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