Dead Dell computer - your ideas
Hi, recently one of my pcs doesn't always turn on, or you have to leave the socket switched on for quite a while before you can press the button and power it on. Sometimes it flashes amber. It now doesn't come on at all. I though it could be the battery because for ages it used to say system battery low when you turned it on, so i replaced it with a battery from another pc, which was the same model but CR2032 (not the same make though). Still it doesn't make a difference. I beleive it must be either a PSU failure, a motherboard failure or a front power pannel failure as there is NO sign of life. However when I open it up inside, the and turn it on the PWR led turns on and when I turn the pc off the LED inside turns off after a few seconds. So I presume that the PSU is working. The pc is a DELL 8250. What suggestions would any of you people make. I presume it's not any of the 4 ram cards, nor the hard drive or the other drives, sound card or video card, as the pc would still turn on.
1: Q6700 @ stock 3GHz 775 6GB-DDR800 ASROCK penryn 1600SLI, 1GB ATI RAEDON 5770 ~ 3TB internal;
2: 3.2Ghz Phenom 9550 Black ed 4GB-DDR3, ASUS skt AM3, HD 4850 512MB
3: Core i7 3.2GHz, 6GB DDR3, 512MB EN8800GT, 1TB Internal
4: Athlon 4000+ skt 939 6600GT 3GB
5: P4 3.4GHz, 3GB-DDR, ASUS skt 775, ATI RAEDON 9550
+ all my other lovely comp parts :)