Having problems with your Dell Dimension XPS 600 PC Desktop ?

My Dell Dimension 4500 won't start unless I take the cover off the hard drive and mess with the wires. Is it time to buy a new computer?


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The green light means or is supposed to mean that the PSU is getting power and working properly. Unplug a few devices such as the CD drive and/or the Hard drives and see if the computer powers on. I have seen a fair number of Dell PSUs just fail, they keep putting out the right Voltages but they don't put out enough power anymore. Do you have a spare and comparable PSU lying around?
Depending on which wires he unplugs and reconnects, you might just have to replace that wire. If it's a flat ribbon wire, they're relatively cheap and can cause a lot of problems if the end plug isn't making proper contact. I'd try this before replacing the computer.
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