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Dell Dimension 8400

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#1 neyaphim


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Posted 15 January 2008 - 05:49 AM

I just assembled a Dell Dimension 8400 from spare parts and when i plug it in nothing happens. I have power to the mother board. I know the boards in these things burn out the capacitors but they are fine. At first I tried it with all the components then with just the essentials. I tried three different mother boards and the same reaction in each. The diagnostic lights are blank. Is this a problem with the bios? or is it something obvious that I am missing?

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 06:42 AM

I'm not sure if that uses Rambus Memory but if it does, all slots must be filled with either a memory stick (installed in matching pairs) or a Factory Blank.

Otherwise, I would reseat the memory and how about another power supply?


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Posted 15 January 2008 - 04:54 PM

What are all the components? Where did they come from? Make and model of the motherboard, CPU, Memory, ETC. The we can go from there :thumbsup:
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Posted 15 January 2008 - 10:00 PM

Oh lord...I feel a Johnny Cash song coming on. :thumbsup:

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