Having problems with your Dell Dimension E510 Dual Core 2.8 Ghz (847403171179) PC Desktop ?

I have a Dell E510 that will not boot up. It has power and I get error codes 3 and 4. I have reseated the memory and replaced the memory to new memory and tested them one by one in the first slot. The memory is good because I put it in another dell desktop and it worked just fine. I thought it was probably the slot so I bought a new motherboard but still I get the error code 3 and 4. I have also have tried to reset bios. I cant find any other suggestions and this computer is no loner under warra


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Same problem except I could get it to boot occassionally to a bootable cd with Memtest86 and ram would test fine. Rebooting then gives 3-4 light error code for ram. Leave it sit awhile and reboots to cd fine again. Even got to diagnostics on hard drive and ran couple of hours of tests- everything ok- reboot fails!\015\012Found several things to try on other forums:\015\012Replace CMOS battery on motherboard\015\012Check usb ports on front panel for damaged pins inside\015\012Slide voltage selector on power supply from 110 to 220 and back while turned off and unplugged of course.\015\012Lastly- apparently the power supplies on the E510 are flakey- capacitor inside goes bad- but that seemed to be associated with flashing amber power light failure. Still worth checking if all else fails.
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