[Hidden-tech] Dead Computer

Matt Lampiasi florenceit at comcast.net
Fri Oct 21 18:59:25 EDT 2005

Hi Fred,

Not to be vague but it could be the memory, mainboard or power supply. 
;) It could be determined easily enough by a local computer company. 
You're probably looking at one hour. The status light info (and what 
that amber color means) can be found out by contacting dell online, or 
in your manual if you have it. Some of their systems have all kinds of 
cute status lights and Ive actually found them helpful in the past. Ive 
found there site to have good documentation on older systems when you 
put in the service tag. If youre lucky you wont have to call dell 
support for anything. My experiences have been repeatedly frustrating, 
over a period of years. Save yourself the grey hair bring it someplace 
local if youre research yields nothing..

Fred Levine wrote:

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>I was wondering if anyone can help me with a computer question.
>I'm a Mac person, but I have a Dell Dimension 2400 that my kids use. It's
>only about 2 years old and it suddenly went dead. When the power button is
>pushed, the power light glows amber (instead of green), but there is no
>sound of a fan, no sound of booting up and no signal to the monitor. I
>checked all the memory, unplugged and reseated all the cables in the box,
>but beyond that I have no idea what to do.
>My question: Does it sound like the power supply? How could I test that
>without buying a new one?
>Any help from your technical types out there would be greatly appreciated.
>Fred Levine


Matt Lampiasi CNE,MCP
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