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Swap over the CPU, ram, PCI cards, hard drive, CD drives (even power supply if you wish) into the new case. HudVal69Apr 6, 2007, 10:47 PM I "inheirited" a Dell 8400 from my brother, when they upgraded. TechSpot is a registered trademark. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? have a peek here

Brian Cooley found it for you at CES 2017 in Las Vegas and the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. As I said in the beginning all that happens is that the CPU cooling fan works nothing else Related Resources solved Dimension 8400 wont boot up Http://www tomshardware com/forum/51352-2-dell-dimension-8400-wont-boot Changed power Dave3365, Jan 6, 2011 #1 Sponsor olryst Joined: Nov 14, 2002 Messages: 277 Unplug leave a few mins then try again. Läser in ... http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19353260

Most 4700's arrived with a floppy drive. THANKS. You have power because the fans spin and you have lights. Can someone tell me if what I bought may not be compatible?

This PC is really not that important to me just thought it would be a simple fix and it has just turned into a headache. When I replaced it, things did work, but during the swap I noticed that two of the connections on the P2 connector were charred. How do you TS the Power supply? Triple check the installation of cables for the power supply to be sure you don't have one plugged into the wrong spot...

Use your old Dell XP CD to install Windows XP, then call Microsoft to activate by phone, give them the product key on the side of the Dell case, and tell I was hoping for your sake and mine that the new mobo would have been the fix. Already have an account? http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dell-4700-will-not-power-up.135064/ Ask a question and give support.

HandyostNov 20, 2006, 3:25 AM I did'nt buy a dell, it's my eldest daughters, I would'nt have one if they gave it to me, just trying to help her out of Dell's earlier Dimension series, the 4500/4550 line and 8300, did not suffer these problems, as they were equipped with cooler running Northwood P4s.Also, sucks that you all own Dimension 8xxx series I'll just have to wait and see if it happens again while using my current PSU. Power supplies are cheaper these days.

Dave3365, Jan 6, 2011 #4 Hughv Joined: Jul 22, 2006 Messages: 8,450 Check the diagnostic lights. Stäng Ja, behåll den Ångra Stäng Det här videoklippet är inte tillgängligt. Dell Dimension 8400 Boot issues Dell Dimension 8400 boot problems, A/B diagnostic lights y.. System Utilities Storage Software Storage Software-Other Storage Hardware Using SARDU on Windows 7 Video by: Thomas The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility

There isn't one per se. navigate here BrianPFeb 9, 2007, 6:30 AM Well mine jsut died, took about a week doign funny things, blue screen, then the video woudl go blank, turned it off and restart it woudl Login _ Social Sharing Find TechSpot on... Or should I just get the dell mobo to replace it?

D would tell you it's configuration issues. As it is, I get nothing...no power indicator lights up or diagnostic lights, harddrives don't spin up...nothing. In short, the Dell 8xxx series, and especially the 8400, are poorly designed computers. http://xmailing.net/dell-dimension/dell-dimension-4700-no-sound.php The system would not even power on at all or go through POST so i ruled out the hard drive i went for the power supply first , glad i did,

then it just did nto come on other than the lights, switched out the power supply and nothing, switched out with a OEm dell 8400 same motherboard and nothing, did th This is expensive (out of warranty) and I wasn't fully convinced that was the answer. (I've since seen that 3rd parties offer the 'mobo' more cheaply). Mega201020112012 79 996 visningar 4:22 Dell inspiron 15 3521 Boot manager missing~FIXED - Längd: 1:43.

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I just had the exact same problem... As Tmagic650 suggests it could also be the power supply. About 4 months ago, while at work, my Girlfriend told me that it made a lot of noise like a jet engine taking off, much like what others have described above. TechSpot is a registered trademark.

Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community. HandyostSep 22, 2006, 4:02 AM Dont you have to do that in Cmos. But I have experienced a slightly different problem. http://xmailing.net/dell-dimension/dell-dimension-4700-not-powering-up.php Fan is constantly blowing hard, but no other activity is seen.

I see it's your first on Kickenhardware. The one time i actually got it to power on it ran superb other than a small video issue, but that isn't a big concern for me. If that works, it is an indication your hard drive is too sick to live.