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#1 jtewell

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 11:37 AM

Have a Dell Inspiron 600 and have a problem with it booting up. Press the power button and the power and keyboard light come on but thats all it dose. I don't get anything on the monitor and after a few minutes it shuts down!

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 11:50 AM

Fried motherboard. :thumbsup:

Sorry buddy. You're going to need a new computer.

You can save the Hard-drive and other hardware if you wish to save some money though.

Edited by WlkingMan, 18 May 2007 - 11:51 AM.


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Posted 18 May 2007 - 11:58 AM

Before I'd write off the mobo, I'd strip the machine down to the bare minium-power supply, one stick of ram, take out the graphics card (if you have a vga output on the mobo), unplug any/all CD/DVD drives, remove the sound card (if you have one)-and try to boot up. If it fails, then take out the stick of ram and replace it with the other stick (single sticks should be in the right most slot).

If this fails, I'd double check all the connections and wiggle cables to rule them out. If nothing helps, then your mobo might just be fried :thumbsup:

Of course, if it's under warranty, tell Dell and they should replace it.
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Posted 18 May 2007 - 03:25 PM

Have a Dell Inspiron 600 and have a problem with it booting up. Press the power button and the power and keyboard light come on but thats all it dose. I don't get anything on the monitor and after a few minutes it shuts down!

I guessed as much but I guess I needed someone to tell me, Thanks...

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 04:04 PM

Before I'd write off the mobo, I'd strip the machine down to the bare minium-power supply, one stick of ram, take out the graphics card (if you have a vga output on the mobo), unplug any/all CD/DVD drives, remove the sound card (if you have one)-and try to boot up. If it fails, then take out the stick of ram and replace it with the other stick (single sticks should be in the right most slot).

If this fails, I'd double check all the connections and wiggle cables to rule them out. If nothing helps, then your mobo might just be fried :thumbsup:

Of course, if it's under warranty, tell Dell and they should replace it.



It is no problem but you might want to check into stevealmighty's response. It could save you quite a bit of money, time, and effort.

Edited by WlkingMan, 18 May 2007 - 04:06 PM.


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