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#1 plumm

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 01:25 PM

Hi :thumbsup:
I got this old relic Dell Dimension 3000 here that I think may have been fried by lightning. Before I got a new power supply for it, nothing happened when I pushed power. Now with a new power supply it behaves the same, but I did notice now there is a green light on the motherboard, located just to the left of the front panel connection. That is pretty well it though. No fans spin at all, no drive activity, no other lights.
I dont really have any other way of testing hardware besides replacing it, but I am thinking it is all dead. Anyone have any other ideas to try?

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 01:53 PM

Hello and welcome to Blepingcomputer.

You mentioned lightening as a cause for your computer not working.

Are you sure your computer encountered this possibility?

Did your house or its surroundings suffer from a known direct lightening strike?

Did you plug both the 4 pin 12v ATX and the 20/24 pin ATX power plugs into the motherboard that comes from the PSU?

Did you recheck the power on switch on the computer's front panel for any problems?

Here is your Dell Dimension 3000 support page. http://support.dell.com/support/DPP/Index....ID=DIM_CEL_3000

Here is an on-line service manual, you can use this to trouble-shoot your computer. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/syst...en/SM/index.htm

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 02:18 PM

Well I am actually working on the computer for someone. But she said when it quit working was during a storm we had, and lightning also hit a few other things on the same outlet. So yea, was a definite storm that I specifically remember myself.

Yup, both power connections are plugged in.

I took the front off the case and made sure the switch was physically working and it was connected to the board.

Thanks for the fast response, I will review the links you gave. Maybe I am missing something...

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 02:53 PM

You can also use the diagnostic lights on the back of the computer case, there are 4 of them usually labeled A B C D, there is a section of the service manual page that decodes the light codes.

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 03:45 PM

No lights on the back so ABCD lights wont function :thumbsup:




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