Dell Xps 700 not working

March 17, 2010 at 18:20:41
Specs: Windows xp
not coming on change power supply, same thing scrap and rebuild same thing. some help please.

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#1
March 17, 2010 at 19:07:27
You're going to have to explain more clearly & in more detail.

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#2
March 17, 2010 at 19:27:39
was using the machine and it just cut off, when I try to turn it back on it made a clicking sound and cut back off, thinking it was the power supply bought a new 1 and it is doing the same thing. The only time it stay on is if I disconnect the second power connector. I get a amble light coming on in front and that is all that came up....

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#3
March 17, 2010 at 19:31:06
Never mind.

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#4
March 17, 2010 at 22:54:22
Disconnect other components eg. Add in cards, fdd, hdd, optical drives. Leave only cpu &ram connected to the motherboard, make sure psu, monitor,keyboard is connected, then start the system.

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#5
March 19, 2010 at 17:05:04
hope you all can help with this QUICKLY. have had a
customers xps 700 in the shop for what seems like eons. i
cannot get this thing to boot. first step was to replace the
power supply, to no avail. he then decided to go the
motherboard route as i tried different processors, ram, etc...
nothing worked. well... he brought me in a Mboard he bought
from another computer company and this is what happens....
when no ram is installed... i get a post beep. GOOD NEWS...
board is good, right?? well... when ram is installed... i... like
the post above... get a clicking noise and then... NOTHING.
fans churn up for a second or two then, CLICK and nothing.
keep in mind i have this xps gutted and no peripherals
attached at all... only PSU, processor, ram and board. click
then turns off... is there something SPECIAL about these
boards i need to know about... thanks for all your help.

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#6
March 20, 2010 at 01:31:23
New mobo from different computer company? So it's not dell mobo. Did u try to benchtest your hardware outside of pc case? Are u sure the components are compatible? Clicking noise from where?

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#7
March 20, 2010 at 04:34:16
Hello,
first thing on both boards, check your capacitors, it
sounds like ( as a matter of speaking,) like you possibly have
two boards with bad capacitors, which means, i hope that if you
plan to keep them, pull out the soldering iron. :(

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#8
March 20, 2010 at 08:01:05
yes... all parts are compatible, and it its a dell mobo. clicking
noise seems to be coming from the power supplies... they click
and turn off. both PSUs do the same thing...WITH RAM
INSTALLED. no ram installed on the board... i get post beep
errors.. which im about to head to the shop and decipher. im
sure its just a ram error given that no rams installed... but we all
know not to assume with dell. capacitors on two boards???
highly doubtful... any other suggestions?

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#9
March 20, 2010 at 16:47:35
just a little follow up... this particular board required ddr2 533
or 667. playing around with it today i found that if i put a
module of ddr2 400 in... it would not click off... but it wouldnt
boot either... just runs with a solid amber light. so heres the
three scenarios.
1. no ram... post error ram code
2.the correct ram... PSU clicks and turns off.
3.the wrong ram... machine doesnt boot... solid amber light..
but PSU stays on.

i came to the conclusion that this board, in fact is bad. i feel there must be something faulty with the dimms or the voltage on this board. i feel ive exhausted every possible avenue. thanks for the attempted
help, guys.


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