Having problems with your Dell Dimension 2350 PC Desktop ?

Dell Dimension not turning on.

\015 I have an old Dell Dimension 2350. Sometimes I don't use it for weeks and recently, when trying to use it, it didn't switch on. This happened before, but was solved with nothing more but just wiggling the switch wire. To my disappointment this didn't work again. When attempting to switch it on, the wire labeled ''HD ACT'' blinks once (not the wire itself, but the small light at the end that blinks) and nothing more happens. Any suggestions to what is the problems are appreciated. Thanks in advance.\015

Answers :

I recently had to replace both the switch and the power supply for a Dimension 2300. Same era I suppose.
You can take the power supply to a local tech person and have it load tested to see if that's the failure. If you have a working power supply, they can show you how it's possible to bridge the connection from the switch at the motherboard, and if your system boots then the switch is bad.
A replacement switch is about $10.00 from Dell, if you can get them to send you the right remanufactured item. After 4 tries, I ended up having to solder a new switch to the old mb connector to get it working. The item is called something like Control Panel I/O Assembly, but use your service tag to find the right part.
All I can say is that if they substitute for the part you ordered, don't bother trying to correct the situation, just look for a soldering iron. But who knows, they might actually have your part!
In fact, I probably do!
BTW, don't keep jiggling that switch. I suspect that's how I did the power supply in...
There is some troubleshooting u can do like you said check all cables for connection especially power
\015\012 check the plug in the wall
\015\012switch outlets make sure its not on a switch or something
\015\012check the connectors on the hard drive
\015\012remove sticks of **** 1 at a time while doing that try booting the pc after each 1 (remember where they go and put them back the same way you found them)
\015\012finally check for lights(do u see any lights on the mother board lit up? what about on the power supply on the back of the tower?) if you see these lights or hear beeping you need to resat some hardware.
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\015\012If you don't you need to repalce motherboard and power supply
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