dell xps gen3 psu or motherboard.

January 27, 2011 at 09:21:12
Specs: Windows XP, 3gb
Hi wonder if you can help. I have an XPS that is completely dead.On one occasion after re-connecting everythingit did spin up.I had to open the case again to put in a card and its back to square 1. No lights no fans NADA. There does not appear tobe anything blown on the psu,and as it did spin up already, I don't know what to look for.Should a green AUX POWER LED show on the Motherboard when mains cable plugged in?

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January 30, 2011 at 07:22:59
Try with everything not essential disconnected, use onboard video, any nonessential cards removed, all externals unplugged except mouse and keyboard. Yes the green light is a good sign, but not conclusive. If you can borrow a power supply, or purchase one where you can get a promise of returning for a refund if it does not help, you would know for sure. Note also that a beep or series of beeps may indicate the problem. A long tone may mean a memory problem, but you can Google Beep tones for your board/BIOS and get a list. Post back results.

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