Having problems with your Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop ?

Computer boots up when plugged in,monitor powers down

\015 I put a graphics card(GeForce FX 5500 256MB/DDR/CRT/TV-OUT/DVI) in my Dell Optiplex GX260 Tower(Pentium 4),and while I was at it,I noticed it only had 1Gig Ram,so I removed the two 512k strips and put two 1Gig strips in.I reassembled the computer and hooked it up,but when I plug the power cable in-the back of the computer,the dag-gone thing just boots up by itself,but it BEEPS when it is doing that(about three times-then stops beeping),and when I turn my monitor on it turns on GREEN(the indicator light)-but after about 5 seconds,instead of the picture coming on the indicator light goes AMBER---like it is powered/powering down,and the screen stays BLACK.The computer sounds like it is grinding away-doing it's thing,also the light in the button that says OPTIPLEX GX260 is GREEN.I repaced the monitor with a known good one,but the reaction is the same! I checked to make sure everything was plugged in good.Also-I tried plugging the computer monitor cable in BOTH places on the back of the computer(1)the old hook-up,and 2)the new plug in-which is part of the GRAPHICS CARD)-same results.The Graphics Card Model is: SP8855DT.I even pushed the buttons on my DVD R/W Drive and the door opens and it lights up-same with the CD R/W Drive.Does anyone have any ideas about this/have the same experience/know the answer?Please Help!THANK YOU one and all!!!\015

Answers :

Hi there.......
\015\012it is the memory it has to be matched with the actual fsb of the cpu if its slower then it wont switch on.....
\015\012and some dell pc's wont work with 1gb sticks so accertain which ram is compatible with the motherboard
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Power Green Light Flashing HP Desk Top PC m7250n

During a power outage their is a surge when power come back on the grid (surge can be caused by lighting strikes akso). This surge trips the internal procters inside the power supply to protect the Mother Board, hard drive, processor and fans and any ... HP Media Center m7250n (ED842AA) PC Desktop

Toshiba 5205-s503 won't start up

In my 15 year career in electronics, among other companies, I have most notably worked for United Technologies as Test Engineering Technician and as an Electronic Failure Analysis Technician for Jabil (Circuit.) I am unemployed due to US electronics ... Toshiba Satellite 5205-S503 Notebook

Trubleshoot Motherboard what is mother board prob and how can find n fix them....

More than 70% of all computer problems are related to cabling and connections. Ensure all cables are connected and connected firmly. IDE and floppy ribbon cables and power cables can often go loose. Ensure microprocessor, memory modules, and adapters ... PC Desktops

Front panel Ac Switch failing to start computer.

Try these steps.\015\012If Power supply light does not turn on (or no power supply LED)\015\012Perform the following steps, in order, until power is restored or it is determined that there is a hardware failure:\015\012NOT ... Compaq Presario SR1000T (568657) PC Desktop

Bad power supply, installed new one, get green light on mother board; but doesn't boot up. Bad start up button?

Yes, it is my belief that it is the Power On button. To test this, there is a simple solution. I however, would like to caution you at this point.You will have the power supply plugged in. There will be a small spark. I wouldn't advise how to t ... PC Desktops

My Dell optiplex 170L keeps turining off and then

Possible that it's caused by a faulty hardware or a computer virus on your computer. For us to isolate the issue we must start troubleshooting with the hardware1. Remove all the connection at the back of your computer2. Power cycle ... Dell OptiPlex 170L PC Desktop

Toshiba satellite A210 11-P crashes when i disconnect the power lead

From Toshiba, try step-charging the battery or Battery conditioning procedures:\015\012\015\012Batteries don't last forever. All types of batteries gradually lose their ability to hold an electrical charge as they age. Eventually, the com ... PC Laptops

No power, front panel light is always on

Run with the 4-pin ATX power cable unplugged? No, the power supply is just supplying power to the hardware components, that do not require much power. (Wattage) [Or the power supply doesn't have enough power now, due to a bad power rail, or mor ... PC Desktops

Can't set up network w linksys modem

Video card:Your computer has an integrated video card but has a "PCI Express" expansion slot for an upgrade. After the upgrade you will be able to play most games without the choppy frame rate...depending on what card you buy. Since ... PC Desktops

Dell Precision 380 won't boot

I had a similar situation with a work computer; the power supply always tested good. A wiser and more experienced computer guru ordered a new power supply. He gave it to me told me to install it, I did and was laughing the whole time. Well it in fact ... Dell Precision 380 P4 Dual Core 3 GHz (99382) PC Desktop

My gateway 700 xl doesnt boot

Unplug the power from you 700xl and from you monitor. Try removing the cmos battery and reinstalling it. Then, plug everything back in and try restarting. If it continues to give you the yellow light, you may need to replace the CMOS battery, espe ... Gateway 700 XL PC Desktop

Turns on, no bios no screen, just beep.

Now the question is, when the computer first starts up and you hear the beep, that is where it will tell you what your problem is depending on the beep you get.One Long and one Short Beep = Motherboard issueOne Long and Two Short Be ... Gateway GT5028 PC Desktop

Monitor reads: PC entering power saving mode then shuts off;PC on

First do not take the hard drive out and put it in another computer. It is configured to run in the computer it's in.\015\012\015\012Next, you probably did have a power surge either from your power supply or the power in your home. It s ... HP Pavilion a810n (PP164AA) PC Desktop

Dell e510 won't make it to post

Unplug computer, disconnect all usb/monitor/internet, open it, hold power button until green led on the inside on the motherboard turns off, pop out the BIOS battery (looks like a big watch battery and use a small flathead screwdriver to depress the ... Dell Dimension E510 Dual Core 2.8 Ghz (847403171179) PC Desktop

Freeze when power cord plugged in

The problem is in the battery of your laptop.\015\012change the battery of your laptop.\015\012\015\012to make this shure, just remove the battery from laptop and turn on power through adapter only. it will work fine.\015\012 ... Toshiba Satellite A205-S4617 Notebook

My HP Pavilion laptop will not boot.

Usually the message about low virtual memory is because there isn't enough RAM and it was using up all the designated space on the hard drive as Virtual memory. (Uses a part of the hard drive like RAM)\015\012\015\012That shouldn't accoun ... HP Pavilion dv8000z Notebook

System will not boot when monitors turned on

This may not be a video problem at all (hardware or software).\015\012\015\012You say your "monitors" and it makes me wonder just how much you have plugged in to each of your power strips. Or extension cor\015\012\015\012If yo ... Dell Precision Workstation 470 (204816690) PC Desktop

New HDD Install Prob

Basic Troubleshooting Tips after Installing a New Hard DriveBased on Seagate IDE hard drives.If you have installed your drive and it does not function properly, perform the following basic checks:Additional Troubleshooting Tip ... PC Desktops

Bios password how can remove my bios password

I found this info ever several blogs regarding this problem. It is a really easy fix, with just a little bit of work and patience. I have a Toshiba Satellite A105-S4014. This should also work on a A100 ... Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook

Cannot get new Motherboard to boot up in Normal Mode

What u may have done is wwhen u were installing the new board, gave a static shock to the system...that will cause only the fans to come on and nothing more...this is a bad problem bc u cannot fix it...if u figure out something else is wrong, and it ... Gateway PC Desktops

My Dell Dimension 3100 will not boot up after I had opened the side cover to clean the interior of dirt using a brush and a vacuum cleaner. The only light I get now is an amber light on the ON/OFF button which would normally turn green on successful boot up.

The first thing that i would do, would be to unplug the power cable and network cable from the back of your computer.\012let it sit for about 15 minutes.plug power and network back in. Amber usually indicates a power fault cond ... Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop

How do you get the password off of the

There are two ways to reset the boot or the bios password:1.By removing the CMOS batteryYou have to shut down the computer , disconnect the power plug and open up the unit and locate the CMOS battery ( which usually loo ... Computer Utilities & Maintenance

My mother-in-law has an HP 367C desktop that when she press the power button to turn on, the light comes on, but the computer does not boot, no sounds are heard, no clicking, nothing, and then the light goes off. Does it look like the hard drive died?

Hello mccabe33411\015\012\015\012It does sound as though the power supply inside the computer might have failed. This is a device that takes the house A/C power and converts it to D/C power (like power from a battery) and makes all the s ... PC Desktops

Windows does not start up upon booting, instead a black screen comes up and a few lines come up saying something along the lines of media not found. and this repeats itself without ever leaving the screen. it would go on until i died if it was left that way. want to start up windows to extract files from it before i burn it to the ground. somebody give me some advice as to how to get past this silly screen and onto better things. thank you.

Things to try:1. shut down the computer. Disconnect the power to the laptop and pop\015\012out the battery, with the battery removed and the laptop unplugged from\015\012power, press the power button on the laptop once and let it sit for ... HP Compaq Presario V2000 Notebook

Pc starts and runs but wont boot up monitor shows no signal

1) When you turn on the computer, watch and listen for: a) power supply fan, (power is on) b) chassis lights (power is on) c) ticking sound during memory test (the BIOS POST is running) d ... HP PC Desktops
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.electronic-servicing.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.8813 seconds