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post #31 of 68
Probably, but if his computer shuts down it doesn't matter if the HDD is working really, does it?

EDIT: yeah pretty sure.

If it was RAM it wouldn't shut down, just beep and sit there on with nothing happening. CPU problem would beep too if it even came on... so yeah I think it's PSU. Have a spare you can try?
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post #32 of 68
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Originally Posted by se7en56 View Post
Probably, but if his computer shuts down it doesn't matter if the HDD is working really, does it? I am thinking it's a RAM, CPU or PSU problem.
I know thats what Im saying is that we are telling him to look at lights for color changes and hes lookin at HDD light...

But i see what hes saying now is that the power LED and the HDD LED both blink on then off so yea it getting a split second of power then craps out. Check the fuse in the PSU maybe its blown?
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post #33 of 68
^^^ Good idea. If you open the PSU it voids the warranty though...
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post #34 of 68
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well the 2 lights on the front are both for power LED? Wouldn't one be HDD activity?
I don't have any HDD LED for this system.
    
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post #35 of 68
I would think that warranty for a Dell would be up after 3 years anyways..

No?
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post #36 of 68
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^^^ Good idea. If you open the PSU it voids the warranty though...
This comp is about 3 yrs old, so I think the warranty has already expired.
    
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post #37 of 68
exactly so open that PSU up and try to check the fuse bro...

Also MAKE SURE that you do it while in the bathtub....

Nah just playin but make sure its unplugged first... I know it goes withuot saying tho
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post #38 of 68
hahahaha

I might have to put that in my sig hahaha

Yeah those capacitors hold ridiculous amounts of current be careful
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post #39 of 68
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hahahaha

I might have to put that in my sig hahaha

Yeah those capacitors hold ridiculous amounts of current be careful
lol!!

but i was thiking maybe that burst of power is from whats stored in the capacitors maybe...
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post #40 of 68
I dunno, maybe one went bad and shot his board. I never played around with mine. I had a fan go bad in one and had to replace the fan but i never fiddled with anything in it.
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