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\015 I just replaced a failed power supply. The standby light on the MB comes on, but the system will not come up... No beeps, no HD, no fan, no signs of life... any ideas? The only other thing I thought to check was the switch, and it seems to check out ok w/ohm meter. Many thanks in advance, tom\015

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There's a few things you can check, check your wall socket, make sure it is giving out good consisten electricity, not flickery. Make sure you have a surge protected plug box or ext. cord. You just can't buy any pwr supply because Dell has an extra pwr supply lead that goes to the mobo on many models. Standard supplies have one bundle that has a double row of wires on the connector that goes to the motherboard, and all the rest go to hard drive;CDrom drive;floppy;maybe a procesor fan. Check your connections, make sure they are proper, if that doesn't work, it could be something damaged on your motherboard and you might have to change it. Depending on how your power supply failed, it can actually do some damage on the other parts but check everything first before considering that.
Have you tried resetting your bios on the mother board? Pull the battery on the mother board first and then find the "clear bios" pin set on the mother board. it is usually near your ram memory. move the pin connector to the two pins that most times is marked "CLR". whistle the theme song from Jeaprody. move the connector back, replace your battery and try again. GOOD LUCK!
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