|I've got a Dell Dimension 2400 that, when I turn it on, goes straight to the Dell splash screen, and no further. The bar underneath the Dell logo does not show any advance....about 1/10 appears to be loaded. |
Cannot boot into bios, it doesn't even get to the point where you have that option. I've tried this with only the MB, RAM, CPU installed and I get the same thing, so I am ruling out the hard drive or any other drive problems.
I have tried removing the CMOS battery, resetting CMOS with the jumper, nothing is working. I tried different ram, different PSU, same results.
Is it safe to assume this motherboard is the problem? The Dell diagnostic lights on the back are showing A,B,C green, and D is yellow, indicating "another failure has occurred".
Unfortunately I only have AMD systems on hand, so I can't swap out parts to test the CPU. I've already spent a few hours searching online and cannot get a definite solution. Does anybody have a simple answer...as in, is the motherboard shot?