I have a Dell Dimension 4500, About a year ago I decided to open the hinged case to clean some of the dust out. After she was all cleaned out I went to start her up. Well, she would start, but would not boot into windows. Just a yellow light on my monitor, but the motherboard light was on, and all the fans were working. I fiddled with her, opened the case, then restarted her. She started fine, then as I closed the case, she went to a blank screen, all fans running, but I couldnt do anything. I am not all that great when it comes to pc issues. I fiddled with her a little more, got her to stay on eventually, but only with the case cracked open about 3 inches. I said "Forget it!" and left her be, and she has ran fine EVERYDAY until today! Well, I decided it was time to clean the dust again. Got her all cleaned out (she was filthy) then went to close the case and start her up. Same thing as before, but now its worse! Right now she's running fine, but ONLY BECAUSE she's laying on her side, with her swing door wide open. When I go to close the door, she shuts herself off. Trust me, I have checked, re-checked, and then checked a few more times for something stupid (cords, wires, something getting pinched in the case) but theres absolutely nothing! Anyone have this problem before, or have heard of anything as weird as this?? I need help! I have been trying to get her to work with her case closed, or ATLEAST gapped open like before, but now she only wants to work properly laying on her side, hinged all the way open :( Can someone please help!!!??? I have been trying for the last 3 hours to get this working right, and I am beyond frustrated!
Thanks in advance!