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Computer doesn't work after crash/burning smell


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#1 Hobbes1677

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 01:32 AM

I was browsing websites on a four year old Dell Dimension 4700 PC when all of a sudden the computer suddenly turned off. The computer would not turn back on and the power light on the front of the computer, which normally is green when the computer is on, blinked yellow over and over again. After unplugging the computer and plugging it back in, the blinking yellow light went away and the computer did power on (complete with green light), but there was a horrible burning smell coming from the machine and nothing loaded. Every time I try to turn on the computer now all I get is that green light and an incredibly loud fan, nothing comes on the screen, I hear no beeps, nothing.

What could this possibly be and what could I do to fix it? Thanks in advance.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 02:09 AM

Firstly, don't attempt to turn it on anymore, as you're most likely cause more damage, each time, you do so.
Secondly, it's rather impossible to diagnose on line what's going on inside the case.
Your best option is to bring it to a pro shop.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 07:20 AM

I would say probably the power supply went. Hope no damage to Mother Board or other components.
Let me know if you want to sell it for parts, ebay has used 4700 power supplies very reasonable.




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