Dell Dimension C521 no boot up big problem.

  VOT Productions 21:33 11 Sep 2010
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I press the power button and it stays orange (pre-POST problem)
It's a Dell Dimension C521. No diagnostic numbers displayed.

  VOT Productions 21:36 11 Sep 2010

CMOS clear did not help.
RAM is properly seated.

  birdface 22:01 11 Sep 2010

Will it start in safe mode.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:05 11 Sep 2010

What, if any, signs of life?

If non then suspect PSU

1st try switch off unplug hold power button for 30 secs reconnect and retry (gets rid of static on main board)

  VOT Productions 22:23 11 Sep 2010

buteman: No picture on screen and no POST

Fruit Bat /\0/\: Sign of power coming. I tried the pressing of 30 seconds before but nothing.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 00:04 12 Sep 2010

Sign of power coming.

What signs?

do fans run does HDD make a noise or HDD led flicker?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 00:05 12 Sep 2010

Disconnect hard drives and DVd drives will it boot to an error message?

  VOT Productions 08:40 12 Sep 2010

The sign of power is the amber power button

The HDD isn't active.

Isn't my problem, Fruit Bat. The problem is in the Pre-Post.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:37 12 Sep 2010

1. eliminate push button by momentairily shorting the pins on motherboard where button attaches
2. if still no good try another PSU.

It takes nothing to light a LED so probably PSU faulty.

  VOT Productions 10:39 12 Sep 2010

1. It's electricity.
2. Don't have one.

Well, if it was faulty the fans wouldn't spin.

  onthelimit 16:41 29 Sep 2010

Just had one in with the same snag. Checking on the internet seems to point to a mobo failure (orange light on and fans at full speed - nothing else).

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