Posted 12 September 2007 - 02:56 PM
lgettis, I'm not sure if you are still having a problem with your Dim3000, but I've got a few things that might help you determine what is causing the problem.
Normally if the power light comes on, but is solid amber (yellow), the system is getting power but not processing data (blinking amber usually means the power supply is not able to power the board for some reason). To get more information about where the system is having the problem I would check the four diagnostic lights (labeled A through D) to see if they come on at all.
If the diag lights never come on then the system is not getting to the Power On Self Test (POST) which means it is most likely CPU or motherboard. If those lights come on, then what they stop at should give you a pretty good idea of what is causing the failure.
At the least, I would recommend disconnecting all the drives from the motherboard, removing the memory, any add in cards including video if you are not using integrated. Then, with only the mouse, keyboard connected (and monitor if using integrated video), see if the computer will power up. If it works, then something you disconnected or removed is the problem, and reconnecting things one at a time will determine what has failed.
If you have any questions on this, or are still having problems with the computer, I will be happy to provide any help I can.
Dell Customer Advocate