Originally posted by Rsalter27
Does any know or have any experienced with this problem with their dell Demension 3000 p4. The computer is four months old and the warrenty has expired. thats right Dell doesn't offer that great one year parts and 60 days parts and labor service anymore unless you pay. One day I tried powering up the CPU on and it was a dead stick. The CD rom makes a ticking noise like click click. very slowly, and all the lights are on in the front. But the screen is black, I have switched monitors and still get the same thing. And when you look at the back of the computer there are four letters that are suppose to be lite up. They are suppose to display errors when they go out, but I dont know and can't find what they mean. The "A" is flashing and the "B" is out while the "C" and "D" are green. Does anyone know what the problem can be?
first off, check your power connections
(past dumb mistake). also, you knew what you were getting into when you bought a dell hahahaha. jk (but seriously). what lights on the back are you talking about? are these mobo lights? because if they are, there are 4 LEDs on the motherboard which represent the POST process. ALso, you might want to turn on your speaker on your motherboard to see if you hear any beep codes..