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Possible hardware failure


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#1 icorey2014

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 04:41 PM

I have a Dell Dimension E520 running Debian Linux Wheezy. It will not start up, even to get to the BIOS system. There is a tiny component on the motherboard with a plus on the top in a black shell that keeps emitting a hummin/beeping vibration noise. The system will only start up a fraction of the times I attempt to. Does anyone know what is going on and how I can fix it?



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 04:46 PM

Hello, and Welcome This sounds like a bad capacitor. Is it bulging or leaking?

 

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#3 icorey2014

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 09:05 PM

Actually, I figured out the problem. The motherboard was running error codes because the RAM wasn't connecting. I had to pull the RAM out and put it back in and it fixed the problem. Everything is now running smoothly and I now have Debian Linux Jessie up and running nicely.



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Posted 21 July 2015 - 06:54 AM

Nice Troubleshooting. Glad you got the problem fixed and thanks for the update as this will possibly help people with a similar issue.




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