I am having a problem with my Dell Computer listed above. For about a year now, the exhaust fan would speed up until it sounded like it was about to lift off the ground! I cleaned the cooling system, added thermo paste, and that would seem to take care of it for awhile, but would eventually return to speeding up again.
Now, as soon as I turn on the computer, the usual green power button is now yellow, and the cooling fan is immediately spinning on high. I tried turning it off and rebooting, and it would boot up about every 10 times or so...but now it never does. The power button on the monitor never turns green, and the computer never boots up.
Oh...I also removed an ATI video card that I thought might be defective as it would occassionally sieze up when watching video...but the speeding fan issue existed before graphics card was installed...so not sure if this contributed to overall problem or not.
I have tried cleaning it again, unplugging it and also tried booting it from the Windows XP disc (pushing F8 or esc.), and that didn't work at all either.
Dell Optiplex GX 280
Windows XP (SP2...I think)
1.5 Gig RAM
Thanks in advance for your help.
Edited by hamluis, 19 May 2013 - 08:42 AM.
Moved from XP to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.