hi folks, ive got a dell 5150, just over 2 years old. for a couple of weeks it has needed to be booted again about 10 mins after the first attempt, and it has turned on, but it took many more atempts yesterday, and today it wont boot at all, i just get the orange flashing light.
ive googled, and some suggest it could be due to a new surge protector i have. ive looked at the mobo and there's no obvious damage, but my local pc store rekon thats a strong possibility. some reccommend checking the pins on the usb connections, but im not that confident with these things. a mate rekons it could just be the button, but that this couldnt be established without putting it all into another case.
it is still under warranty, so ill call them tommorrow, but just wondered what people think...?
if, say, it needs a new mobo and they do this for me, what implications does that have for the contents of my hdd (dont tell me i should have backed up - i know)...? The only way i can think of saving it (and it must be saved) is if i take the hdd out before hand and transfer the data to another drive, if i still cant boot it.
if i do get it back on ill back everything up of course, and not add anything significant until the issue is sorted. ill probsbly leave it on too.