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Laurel Foster Aug 04, 2009, 04:19pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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My dimension 4500 was accidentally powered down when the power strip was turned off and now I can't restart it with the power button. This has happened once before and it started after I kept messing with it but this time it won't do it. There are no lights at all.
Help!


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Meats_Of_Evil Aug 05, 2009, 11:41am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Dell DIMENSION 4500 wont power up with power button
So no way to turn it on? Does the battery light flashes when you're charging the laptop?

If not then you probably killed the battery.

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Laurel Foster Aug 05, 2009, 01:24pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Dell DIMENSION 4500 wont power up with power button
Thanks for the response. My system is a desktop, not a laptop. I did replace the battery, however, but it didn't help. There is a light behind the power button but if I hold it down for about 10 seconds, the light goes out. Then if I push it again, the light comes on but still no power.

Nic J Aug 05, 2009, 04:00pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Dell DIMENSION 4500 wont power up with power button
No lights at all except the power button? As in on the back the ethernet slot isn't lit up for example? Are fans spinning ? Is there any beeps ?

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Have you tried turning it off and on again ?
Jules Aug 05, 2009, 09:09pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Dell DIMENSION 4500 wont power up with power button
Replace the power supply unit.
You have a Dell - enough said!
You say its happened once before - so you have had a warning that the PS is starting to fail.
The light on the back CAN continue to glow even with a faulty PS, just means that the cord is plugged in!.
Pressing and holding in the computer power on switch, when the PS is off discharges the residual power on the MOBO (the capacitors).

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Laurel Foster Aug 05, 2009, 10:25pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Dell DIMENSION 4500 wont power up with power button
I took it to someone and he thinks its the power supply and is going to replace it for me.
Thanks for the help.

Jules Aug 06, 2009, 05:10am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Dell DIMENSION 4500 wont power up with power button
Your'e welcome Laurel.
Post back on the forum if replacing the power supply fixed it.

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sheng light Mar 17, 2012, 05:01am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Dell DIMENSION 4500 wont power up with power button
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