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dell inspiron8000

By ervin_rob2002 ·
I just bought a motherboard for the dell laptop
i put everthing back together (with help of the dell website) and i put a 20g harddrive in that tthat has win98 os onit i boot it up and all it does is (all the lights come on, and than the system shuts off,also i hear alittle sound out
of the right speaker. nothing else happens does anyone had this problem before with this system.

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by mjd420nova In reply to dell inspiron8000

I experienced the same after my daughter dumped
a cup of coffee in hers. After much scrubbing
and cleaning the sticky mess, it was revived.
There is a small circuit board that has the
power switch on it, be sure it is fully seated.
Also check out the area around where the external
power supply plugs in, any dirt or debris will
short things out. Double check that both the
heat sinks on the CPU and GPU are firmly mounted.

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