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Old 12-08-2008, 09:06 AM   #1
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Default Dell 2400 won't start up

hey all, new to this forum. but i have a dell 2400 that will power on, but i don't get anything on my screen. The screen light just stays orange. I had this issue a few months back and after a couple of days it started up. anyone ever have this issue?
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Old 12-08-2008, 03:05 PM   #2
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Lots of dells have that issue. Are there any status lights or beep codes you can tell us about?

Could be a bad video card or who knows, we will need a little more info.
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Old 12-08-2008, 03:51 PM   #3
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i had that problem yesturday when i was putting my pc together. Everything worked until i popped in a network card. i have no idea why that happened, but i took it out and the resolution was messed up which led to the drivers of my video card. what i reccomend doing is deleteing all the drivers for your graphics card (if you have one) and then reinstall them.
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Old 12-08-2008, 04:16 PM   #4
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the power light comes on and I think its the harddrive light comes on(to the right of power button, has a stacked looking symbol) but thats it. screen wont come on, screen light just stays orange.
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do yourself a favor and just

pitch it in the trash

then build a new and better PC
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I work with a alot of dells, and the have crap PSU's. Replace that, and you'll get it working fine
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OK, what PSU do you recommend? and what do they cost?
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how about an Antec Basiq?
500ws for $50 or so on newegg
Antec Basiq 500w
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the case is a mini tower, it might need a Modular
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the pos PSU in my 2400 (that im currently using ) isnt modular
its just a bunch of blasted wires crammed in there
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