Overclock.net banner

1 - 17 of 17 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,685 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Okay, so we have multiple computers in our house, this one is my little sisters she uses to Instant Message and read her fashion sites, anyway, I just reformatted it a few weeks ago due to viruses, but that isn't the problem. Her mouse stopped working, so I gave her one of my old ones. But then one day while Windows was loading it just shut down, and now it won't start back up, I mean the fans spin up, and the HDs spin up, but nothing comes up on the screen, the only thing I haven't tried is changing the video card but I don't have another one to try, would that be it perhaps? It doesn't show up on the screen, but it seems like everything else is working.

The one reason I would think the vid card is still working would be that the core of it still gets warm when the computer is switched on.

Anybody have any idea what to do?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,448 Posts
Can we have some more info on the system please?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,413 Posts
We need the tech specs
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,685 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Oh sure, I forgot, to be honest I am kinda fuzzy on these and I obviously can't turn it on to check, but these are close give or take a smidge.

Its a Dell circa 2002ish, Dimension 4500
Pentium 4 2.0 Ghz
40 GB HD
Nvidia AGP Vid Card 64MB
256 RAM
Dell POS PSU
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,413 Posts
Give me the service number and ill look it up
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,685 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
Service: HTY5L11
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,413 Posts
For example a Dell dimension 4400 has a tag of BMX6d11
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,413 Posts
Ahah a demision 4500
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,413 Posts
look at the back of the computer and try to turn it on do you see the diagnostic lights and pay attension to the color they turn and the pattern.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,685 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
Would that be the ABCD lights?

If that is what you mean, AB and be come on solid orange and never change and CD come on solid green and never change.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,413 Posts
yes on a normal start up they should all turn green
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,685 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
Okay edited my previous post with colors of them, they aren't all green.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,413 Posts
ok then you are having a memory FAILURE....
 
  • Rep+
Reactions: Kamakazi

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,413 Posts
Ok open the computer up and remove the momory put one back in and try to start it up if it still fails try removing it and then try the other one. if it still fails ill have you try something else.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,685 Posts
Discussion Starter #16
Okay, tried switching slots on the memory and now it works, thanks guys.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,413 Posts
no problem the thing with dells are that they get hot try to make sure it doesnt get to hot
 
1 - 17 of 17 Posts
Top