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I have a Dell Dimension 4550 which originally gave an error message at start up that said it could not find the hard drive. I opened up the machine and checked te connections, I see that there is power to the mother board, yet the power button is now inactive. Depressing the button results in no activity. Any suggestions.

Thanks.

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I have a Dell Dimension 4550 which originally gave an error message at start up that said it could not find the hard drive. I opened up the machine and checked te connections, I see that there is power to the mother board, yet the power button is now inactive. Depressing the button results in no activity. Any suggestions.

Thanks.

could be a bad power supply ,no putting out enough power anymore ,and when this happens it could also destroy you motherboard ,and so on and so on !!!!

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I have a Dell Inspiron 600m and it won't power up. I have used another power adapter that I know is good and it still will not start the computer. I am leary about opening up the laptop to investigate. Any suggestions.

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I replaced the power supply and it still does not power up, yet I know that there is power on the Motherboard. Any other suggestions. It was working fine previously. I opened it just to check a hard drive connection and now nothing.

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try the power cord, and possible the socket its plugged into, otherwise, its the motherboard.

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could be a bad power supply ,no putting out enough power anymore ,and when this happens it could also destroy you motherboard ,and so on and so on !!!!

I am having the same problemwith a dimension 4550. I replaced DH with a new one and it worked for a little while, now it is not. It does power up and I see the abcd lights on and the fan is running. But no post and no beeps.
I did reseat the memory and the cables
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nancoke

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I replaced DH with a new one and it worked for a little while

ok,it early and it won't come to me ,you will have to tell me what is DH

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ok,it early and it won't come to me ,you will have to tell me what is DH

hd is hard drive
but since then I did get is started but I have to reload the cmos since I must have wiped it out and once i had the power on it blanked out on me

nancoke

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hd is hard drive
but since then I did get is started but I have to reload the cmos since I must have wiped it out and once i had the power on it blanked out on me

nancoke

it getting late and you are still loosing me,DH stands for a hard drive ?
and you had to reload the bios .?do you me you had to reflash it, or just reset to defaults .
are the abcd lights all green

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