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Old 02-22-2008, 11:41 PM   #1
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My dell 2400 wont turn on, I re-attached all the cords at the back and tested if the power board was working. I haven't opened the case yet because I don't know what to look for. Help would be REALLY appreciated!!!

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Sounds like a classic case of a dead power supply to me.
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:08 AM   #3
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Um, is there a way of testing it without using another computer? Or can I tell by looking at it. Also could it be anything else?
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No, you can't really tell by looking at it, you have to put another power supply in and see if it works.

If you are uncomfortable working on your pc, I would take it to a computer shop and let them fix it.
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Yer, I didn't think i would be able to see anything wrong by looking at it. I don't really have a spare power supply lying around, but i'm not uncomfortable working on it (i have before). I will probably have to take it to a PC shop or borrow a power supply from someone else who has a dell inspiron 2400 or the same power supply.

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Default Re: My Dell Inspiron 2400 Wont turn on

This will show you how to "jump start" a power supply to see if it's even working: How To: Jump Start A Power Supply (PSU) / Test A Power Supply And Components.
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Old 02-23-2008, 05:12 PM   #7
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This will show you how to "jump start" a power supply to see if it's even working: How To: Jump Start A Power Supply (PSU) / Test A Power Supply And Components.
Wow! Thanks, I never knew that...could've come in handy when my powersupply a few weeks ago... (It MELTED my motherboard's 24 pin powercable =\)
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That little jump start test wouldn't have prevented your meltdown. It's really only used to see if your PSU is putting out power or for testing things like fans.
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Old 03-16-2008, 03:34 AM   #9
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Its ok now i have absolutely no idea what it was but after a 4th attempt at starting it it working! thank you for all the replies.
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