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Old 07-18-2005, 05:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default dell dimension no boot, diagnostics say "other failure"

tried to get my old dell up and running today after moving to a new apartment, and it doesn't boot. the diagnostic lights indicate "other failure". great. what does that mean? it was working fine before the move so the only thing i can think of is something got jostled loose or damaged or something.

any idea what "other failure" generally is?

it boots up to the "dell" screen and sticks there. HD not making any noise, no POST beeps, i'm at a loss...

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What is the model number? Dimension what?

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Old 07-18-2005, 08:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you computer is still under warranty, than you should contact Dell.

If the warranty has expired(*and you know what you are doing) you should open it up and see if anything is loose. It sounds like something is either disconnected or loose, seeing on how this problem started after you moved.
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Originally posted by HAVOC2k5
What is the model number? Dimension what?

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