Please register or login. There are 0 registered and 1889 anonymous users currently online. Current bandwidth usage: 326.30 kbit/s March 22 - 03:50pm EDT 
Hardware Analysis
Forums Product Prices

  Latest Topics 

More >>


  You Are Here: 
/ Forums / Problem Products /

  Please help Dell computer doesn't turn on 
 Date Written 
m g Aug 18, 2011, 01:38pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List Replies: 1 - Views: 2491
I wake up this morning to a Dell Dimension e521 that won't turn on. It is plugged into a surge protector and all cords are hooked up. I removed the side to look at. The MB and see the AUX_PWR_LCD light is orange. I'm not tech savvy and am uncertain as to why it would suddenly quit working. Thank you in advance for all info and help given.

Want to enjoy fewer advertisements and more features? Click here to become a Hardware Analysis registered user.
micro Aug 18, 2011, 06:14pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
Private Message - Add to Buddy List  
>> Re: Please help Dell computer doesn't turn on
Does it make any noise at all when you press the power switch such as a fa spinning up, beeps or hard drive etc?
I assume that this is the pc:

With the mobo lights coming on, this should indicate that the psu is still working, though that is not always the case. A psu tester is as cheap as $5 on eBay and have worked well for me.

If the pc doesn't make any noise at all not even beeps, i would first look into a bad cpu or mobo. If it was a memory or video card problem, the computer would at least try to start or give a beep code to tell you what the problem is.

To test either, you would need to have a spare cpu or mobo lying around to switch parts with.
I have had a bad mobo where it still lit up, but computer wouldn't even try to start.
I have had a bad cpu where it won't try to start also as it has to test for a cpu before it can even try to start.

GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3, 2600k @ 4.0
16 gig Corsair Vengeance
Evga gtx 260 216, samsung 2253lw"
Baracuda 7,200.12 CoolerMaster 212 +
Win 7 64, fsp fx700-gln, Razer DA,G15
Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid
Silence in the face of evil is it's self Ev

Write a Reply >>



  Topic Tools 
RSS UpdatesRSS Updates

  Related Articles 

A weekly newsletter featuring an editorial and a roundup of the latest articles, news and other interesting topics.

Please enter your email address below and click Subscribe.