I had replaced the power supply once before so I thought that was the cause. Found a refurb motherboard on eBay for $95. or my CPU? Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0 Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad. check over here
After solving your problem, please mark it as solved by clicking 'flair' and confirming the 'solved' tag. Thos19 Joined Mar 2006 Deal Hunter 239 Posts 62 Reputation Give Rep Follow User Send Message View Profile Posts Created Threads Started Original Poster 03-30-2011 at 06:02 AM #9 Good advice Forum Thread Dell Studio 540 DOA...motherboard issue? permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]vwchevyrock[S] 0 points1 point2 points 3 years ago(3 children)Sorry for the really belated question, but I have located an extra PSU I can use to test.
Please try again later. Locked Print view Search Advanced search 9 posts • Page 1 of 1 Message Author GripeIsMe Journeyman Dellhater Posts: 36 Joined: Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:37 am Studio 540 won't power Use common sense.
Loading... I had to replace one for a client not too long ago with the exact same symptoms. Thos. Dell Studio 540 Motherboard Diagram Watch Queue Queue __count__/__total__ Find out whyClose No Power?
All Rights Reserved. Dell Studio Laptop Wont Turn On HBT 293,760 views 8:57 Dell Inspiron 530 computer Wont turn on Properly. Do I need something special to remove the old thermal paste? https://slickdeals.net/f/2788893-dell-studio-540-doa-motherboard-issue-solved I looked at the capacitors on the motherboard and none were bulging / needed replacement.
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The fans spin for a sec when you plug in the power cord as usual but will not power on after that. http://www.ihatedell.net/forum/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=14457 The plug is working fine as i tested a lamp on it. Dell Studio 540 Will Not Power On I was a bit intimidated with all the connectors inside the case but seems i did something right as its as if i never had a problem with my computer at Dell Studio 540 Motherboard Manual But if I press the power button, nothing further happens and the LED goes dark.
The power button was lit white like usual, though pressing it did nothing, either. http://fixmyacer.com/dell-studio/dell-studio-540-will-not-turn-on.html SHOW ME NOW CNET © CBS Interactive Inc. / All Rights Reserved. Thos. If anyone on this help board has, I would be interested to know what they did in swapping the processor and whether they needed thermal paste... Dell Studio 540 Power Supply
Close Yeah, keep it Undo Close This video is unavailable. Products, services, websites - we're here to help with technical issues, not market for others. I looked at the capacitors on the motherboard and none were bulging / needed replacement. this content I had never heard of issues with the brand.
Is there anything else that could possibly cause this problem, too? Ipiel-rn2 This includes asking for us to link to your subreddit, forum, bulletin board, newsgroup, Facebook page, whatever. Tech University 2,662 views 20:10 How to change the CMOS Battery Cell in your Dell Desktop Tower Computer - Duration: 1:49.
Even if the PSU from the 4400 won't physically fit into the case, you could still hook things up and try it without actually mounting it in the case. No bulging caps. Give one a try. Dell Studio 540 Motherboard Specs Click here!
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Therefore, there are multiple factors that must... permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]vwchevyrock[S] 0 points1 point2 points 3 years ago(10 children)Also, I'm going to leave this thread open, until I get a definite answer. Enter the 2 words. I replaced the power cord with one I know to work on another system, and still nothing.
Fans are not moving, led on back on, when I push the power button up front, it blinks orange, the normal boot-up color but normally steady. 6 GB RAM. If you want to follow Dell's instructions: http://support.dell.com/support/e...#wp1185801 Yes you need new thermal grease/paste, make sure you clean off the old first. Still same problem. Is this indicative of the motherboard being "dead"?
I don't see where anyone has told you to check for bad caps on the board(s) you are using. The fan should then spin, but that doesn't mean the PSU is 100% good because it could still have a dead voltage rail or a weak one. 2) the motherboard blew Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0 Last edited by callpocket March 30, 2011 at 06:29 PM. Pb House 17,407 views 1:38 Dell Optiplex 390 Diagnostic Code 3 - Duration: 3:54.
Thos. Hello! Bought a new one off of eBay and replaced it, FIXED. Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Cost DHell a fortune in parts going back and forth... I encoutered the same problem tonight.