Having problems with your Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop ?

When pressing the start button on CPU unit, it seems like contact is not being made -- by holding button in long enough it does work but it never worked that way before. Is switch kaput?


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Does it go into shut down when you push the switch when running? If it does the switch is okay. If not pull up the control panel menu and work your way through, performance options to power options. Select the advanced option and make sure for power buttons you have selected any of the options except "do nothing".
Most probably the connectors on the switch has gone bad. Quite a common problem for:

a)excessive usage of the switch
b)cheap build quality cpu towers.

since its a Dell, and if you are under warranty, try and get it replaced. It is a hardware problem with your cpu tower's switch, so do not settle down for solutions provided over the phone. An engineer should come and have a look at it, or you should send it off to DELL to get it replaced.
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