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Dell 8400 start up problem

By daron_keesee ·
dell dimension 8400 won't power up, the power light stays on yellow and the diagnostic lights are off. the processor fan is running very fast. Any suggestions???

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my experience with my lame8400

by klancy In reply to Dell 8400 start up proble ...

check your ram i have an 8400 3gig processor 2 gig ram, i had 512 mb 2*256 turned on hyperthreading and went out leaving windows to update, and came home to the blue screen of death, when i opened the box to check for hardware malfunction i found my ram had melted a couple of chips off of the ram stick itself, replaced with 2*1024, rebooted,been fine every since.

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If the power light is steady amber

by Jacky Howe In reply to Dell 8400 start up proble ...

a device might be malfunctioning or incorrectly installed.
Remove and then reinstall the memory modules.
Remove and then reinstall any cards.
Remove and then reinstall the graphics card, if applicable.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8400/SM/adtshoot.htm#wp1052387

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