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lol. In my case I had a satellite tuner card so I disconnected the LNB cable and it booted up and recognised the keyboard. I hope I've helped This 'small piece' is the BIOS battery. If the problem isn’t fixed after trying these, chances are some bit of hardware on the motherboard are loose or touching something it shouldn’t; and this could be a bitch to http://xmailing.net/dell-dimension/dell-c521.php

Do that for floppy cable as well. Just to have a look, I wondered if the processor had been fried, although no signs were shown upon first opening the cover (burning smell, black around the heatsink), this was It pops up a little dialog box that says "Click here to buy a new battery". Also tried a new cmos battery - but still have the orange flashing light!!! https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dell-c521-wont-hold-bios-settings-new-battery.1145781/

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Helpful +9 Report Bigane Aug 26, 2008 at 07:23 AM I had the same bother and it was enabling floppy disc drive which I dont have.go to bios f2 and click If I plug an optical mouse into one of the USB ports the infrared light doesn't light up until after the second screen is displayed. How do I sort this and is my hard drive completely knackered? Just posting so that others should start with something so simply.

User is NOT PC savvy @ all so needs to be eazy-peazy. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue.View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. Anyway, if that computer keeps booting XP first, try warm rebooting and see if you can select the USB drive with F12 from BIOS splash screen. first time is when you hit the power button) Diskette Drive 0 seek failure = option enabled in bios with no physical Floppy drive connected.

I do not know how to get into the BIOS on XP. Dell Dimension E521 Light Codes I transferred the Linux mint live CD to a hard disc with a USB connector and tried that, with exactly the same results - it was ignored, I then tried connecting Adv Reply April 12th, 2011 #7 erikzon View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message First Cup of Ubuntu Join Date Apr 2011 Beans 1 Re: Boot from USB on Dell Obviously not the floppy itself.

Join Date Feb 2009 Beans 190 Boot from USB on Dell Dimension C521 I haven't been able to boot Ubuntu from USB on Dell Dimension C521. I have tried rebooting in safe mode, i've tried rebooting from the hard drive and the CD-Rom using the windows installation disc I originally got with the machineand I have tried Registered in England 112955. The Troubleshooting Guide indicated either the wrong memory fitted (swapped with known good, no change) or a mismatch between the CPU and the voltage regulator module (not apparently fitted).

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I can then plug it in AFTER start up with no problems. http://newwikipost.org/topic/MP9SNX7SdR8itYFHUDcXjJp7y2A2Vjxj/SATA-Drive-Bios-settings-Dell-8400.html I haven't tried checking the USB ports but I'll definitely do that as soon as I get home. Dell Dimension E521 Error Lights 3 And 4 After reading through all the posts, it is most likely that the OS is corrupt or the HDD has gone bad. Dell Dimension E521 Power Supply Will be a small lithium button cell about 2/3 of an inch (1.7cm) across, usually in a plastic holder near the edge of the board, but not always.

TO CHANGE 1ST BOOT DEVICE TO HARD DISK... http://xmailing.net/dell-dimension/dell-dimension-c521-breaks-on-load-up.php Most of the USB peripherals are still powered up. chrisjr View Public Profile Find More Posts by chrisjr 1 of 2 1 2 Previous Thread | Next Thread Thread Tools Show Printable Version Email this Page Search this Thread Which might make it a little more difficult to find a suitable card.

I did not and do not receommend touching anything inside at this stage of troubleshooting, unless you are a well insulated superhero. Find More Posts by flagpole 24-11-2012, 12:54 #19 s2k Forum Member Join Date: Apr 2006 Posts: 5,759 Quote: Originally Posted by flagpole yes. Members can monitor the statuses of their requests from their account pages. Check This Out Does anyone know what it means if the battery light on the front panel is yellow as well?? Jerther February 22, 2008 at 8:21 pm Reply Hanna, check Chirs' post

Thank you all. Pingback: It's all Good. » Good As I Wanna Be bigtex September 11, 2008 at 12:10 am Reply I have a Dimension 5150 and this happened to Which is practically the same machine in parts and performance, but one gets support in English if you pick the right option, and the other gets "May I know the status I do not know which step caused the LIGHT but n=now the co[uter is working.

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I'm out of ideas. Thanks for sharing this gctech December 7, 2007 at 12:02 pm Reply CHECK FOR LEAKY CAPACITORS!! doris December 10, 2007 at 8:50 am Reply My orange blinking light is Just to double check it is actually working. Report kyle is awsome- Jun 7, 2010 at 08:06 PM wow I cant believe all this time I been trying to fix this not even dell support could fix it, that

Back to frustrated now dobbin231 View Public Profile Find More Posts by dobbin231 24-11-2012, 16:26 #21 LION8TIGER Forum Member Join Date: May 2005 Posts: 8,022 Quote: But I Aj January 14, 2011 at 12:29 pm Reply Your cmos battery is bad. If you discharge (unplug the power and press power button) the computer it will work for a short while. this contact form Then I came across the recommendation to check the USB ports for damage.

If it behave the same way then your motherboard is faulty. I've been checking the most forums and others say that my Hard Disk is broken Can't believe that cause my PC is still reading it and I tried 3 other Hard I had been using a space heater on the same circuit without a surge protector. Report ALMSRick- Nov 29, 2012 at 05:22 PM Thank you!

I left to go to a friend's house during a cold winter night. please help. So that suggests it's running ok. Try to turn on the PC and see what does the BIOS say.

I also have earned a living from working with computer systems for the past 30 years. Not sure where or how to proceed from here to get a solution? And can you get into the BIOS with the keyboard, despite the error message you are getting about the keyboard? 0 LVL 48 Overall: Level 48 Windows XP 23 Desktops_PCs Helpful +1 Report delamuerte Aug 19, 2009 at 02:53 AM dude you were sooo right disable you diskette ddirve, a thousand thanks Helpful +1 Report fara Nov 24, 2009 at 08:59

Make sure that when doing so, you do not touch the contacts (gold edge). I've Googled this and not found anything I haven't tried, so thought I'd ask. The external drive was powered by an external power supply which sends voltage into the USB cord, even when off (bad design?). When I plugged it in it was immediately a new RAPID and short lived amber blink, followed by a 1-2 second green light, then quiet.

dobbin231 View Public Profile Find More Posts by dobbin231 23-11-2012, 23:14 #8 chrisjr Forum Member Join Date: May 2004 Location: Reading Posts: 28,129 Though they are not strictly speaking Thank you for your help.