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I wish I could have used that case for a new motherboard, but I have not found any information online about a mb that would fit in that case. But all fans come on, no leaky caps on MB, lights on motherboard, graphics card fan comes on (I would have thought if the graphics card was bad, I would get The 3570k is definitely better, but with some moderate overclocking, the 6300 gets close. These desktops were known for that issue. his comment is here

I've got a small green light on the motherboard, and nothing else is really looking like it's running, just the fans. Benny Lava View Public Profile Benny Lava's albums Find More Posts by Benny Lava 01-06-2013, 03:16 PM #13 waffledave waffledave, from hf Join Date: Aug 2004 Location: Montreal Warmed up the chips slowly until the solder on the top of the board melted, (put a small piece of solder on a big soldered joint and wait until the solder I tried getting all the readings Westom had asked for from other users in an older thread.

On the other hand, I bought this system in 2007 so it lasted longer than for most. I left the computer off after and went out. After the messages and indicator lights came up I heard two quick beeps. Join the community here.

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My Vaio all-in-one powers on and I can hear the Windows sound, but the screen is on but it is grey. Glad you are up and going. I tried unplugging everything and holding down the power button to reset the power supply, but no dice. http://www.computing.net/answers/hardware/my-dell-xps-gen-4-will-not-boot/72002.html Remove the computer cover.

Kestrel View Public Profile Kestrel's albums Find More Posts by Kestrel 01-06-2013, 05:32 PM #24 LickTheEnvelope 6th Overall Blows Join Date: Dec 2008 Location: Vancouver Posts: 29,464 vCash: Dec 29, 2011 #2 tm5rto TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 114 I think the popular concensus is that the power supply is the culprit. But I suppose the power supply and motherboard may be cheap...and that GPU stinks, I'd need to get a new one. Easy to short something if you're not careful), then you can easily get a good rig at the $750 price point.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144" Mobile Hockey's Future Partner Site Rules BB Code Clear Cookies Lost Password Page 2 -- HFBoards Default - Liquid ---- HFBoards Default - Fixed Width -- HFB http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/285691-30-beep-bios-screen-full-power-wrong-dell-gen4 Anything out of the ordinary?So far it seems like motherboard.P.S. If it is one of the old XPS-7xx models like I had, the motherboard is a "BTX" type which is not compatable with basically anything, out of production, and will cost Community Links Members List Search Forums Show Threads Show Posts Search Titles Only Advanced Search Go to Page...

Before you start, make a note of all BIOS settings on your system. this content I left the computer off after and went out. I want to find power diagram per connector. But will post results once I try it.https://binglongx.wordpress.com/2010/12/12/dell-dimension-8400-boot-problem/ smalltalkerFeb 1, 2012, 8:19 AM Ok - Tried it.

The main fan, the fan on the video card, and the fan on the CPU run at full speed and do not stop until I manually shut off the computer again. Or you can switch out the 6300 for an 8350 if you want. Found a new post about potential problem and solution. weblink Nothing shows on the monitor.

Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community. Or it was power surge or lightening strike, or PC fell? oh well, new parts in my computer now Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Start up Issues by ward733 / February 19, 2010 11:48 AM PST In reply to:

I actually looked at partpicker's single merchant option, but Newegg was the only one that had all of the parts.

That may not fix anything, but somethings the CMOS becomes corrupted when you have a hard crash, and won't let your computer restart. You'd be better off going with a 3570k or FX-8350 and spending the extra money on a better GPU like a 7850. On the front, the power button is normally amber when off, and green when running, well, it was not lit up, and when I pressed it, it turned to amber, like and powered down.

I was able to fix my problem using the wire method for putting a bit of a pull on the heatsink (although it still misbehaves every now and then and I Track this discussion and email me when there are updates If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and Kestrel View Public Profile Kestrel's albums Find More Posts by Kestrel 01-06-2013, 05:23 PM #22 Belamorte Feed Your Head Join Date: Nov 2003 Location: North American Scum Posts: http://divxeo.com/dell-xps/dell-xps-m2010-won-t-boot.html Can't find your answer ?

I did try with and without the GPU as I didn't see an obvious one (built in) on the board...Just as additional info, as I realized I didn't check the grey If you can find model, that would be awesome How it is all started? In this case it is motherboard.So, now you have to make decision, replacing motherboard or getting newer PC.Before getting into troubles looking for better PC - what is the purpose of KisianikAug 1, 2013, 7:10 PM Let me start answering from the back.

IWANTBLUEJul 27, 2013, 10:45 AM I'm Not going to 'Gush' too much, but Blown away with the effort you've given in your answer to a complete stranger, THANK YOU!I have tried Look at Ibuypower, cyberpower, NCIX, Mythlogic, XoticPC etc... Remove ac and press the power button a few times. http://pc.ncix.com/pcbuilder/ ...the prices seemed inflated and the options limited the last time i checked (i haven't checked recently, but i assume nothing has changed there).

Have you been doing anything inside the case? Belamorte View Public Profile Belamorte's albums Find More Posts by Belamorte 01-06-2013, 02:46 PM #11 waffledave waffledave, from hf Join Date: Aug 2004 Location: Montreal Country: Posts: 23,838 Disconnect the computer power cord from the AC power source. The hard drive indicator is solid for about 5 seconds then turns off.

are new Btx style boards available? 2. Then I found the post above.