Having problems with your Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop ?

Have a Dell Dimension 3000. It will not turn on. The power supply is good. How do I tell if I need to replace the mother board or the processer?

Answers :

The best way forward in these instances is to strip the machine down to basics. Remove all boards and extra drives and just leave the motherboard with one graphics card. Then try rebooting again. If it boots, then start replacing the peripherals and cards one at at time. Eventually you will work out what the problem is!

If it still does not boot, try swapping the memory cards ... or if you only have one then try reseating it. SIMMS/DIMMS can work loose with the vibrations of hard drives/fans etc.

Good luck!
\015\012Disconnect all devices from the power supply EXCEPT the motherboard
Remove any extra cards including video etc.(plug monitor into the onboard)

If you hear any beeps these can indictate where the fault is.
either of these sites below will help you further with that

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