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Old 02-07-2007, 04:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Dell computer problem

I have a Dell E510 which is a little over a year old. It started a few weeks back when at night when I was sleeping the fan was going crazy and was at full speed, I was tired so I just pulled the plug out. The next day the cimputer turned on only after a lot of reboots and unplugging the power cord. Then the next day it wouldn't turn on at all and it had a steady yellow/amber light on the power button. The next few days I spent unplugging everything and booting and following dell help guides and it kind of works. When I press the power button, it turns yellow/amber for a sec then goes green. From there sometimes the computer shuts off or it can go and boot up Windows. After entering windows I have a few minutes before the computer shuts off without any warning and then tries to reboot but fails. Within the first 10 min of turning on the computer it shutsdown. I desperetly need help.

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Old 02-07-2007, 03:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Its most likely a PSU issue.

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Old 02-07-2007, 05:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I agree, most likely a psu issue. Can you stick in a spare?
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