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Old 07-31-2013, 07:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My dell dimension 2400 stays on for about 5 min. And goes off solid orange light comes on in front off computer. All 4 lights on back of ccomputer remain green any help greatly apreciated
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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9 times out of 10 if a dell isn't staying on its the motherboard. Check for bad capacitors. They will look like a coke can that you put in the freezer.
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Old 08-07-2013, 04:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Everything looks fine. Someone told me to check power supply that also cheked out ok donmt know what to try next. Thanks
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: dell computer won't stay on

First off, you should send a message to a Mod to move this to the Hardware Troubleshooting thread. You may get more helpful posts that way.

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Someone told me to check power supply that also cheked out ok donmt know what to try next.
Secondly, how did you check that the PSU is not at fault?
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Have you noticed any slight burning smell, or plastic-e smell over the past month or so? If you go close to the computer's parts does it smell a bit?
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