Having problems with your Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop ?

Hi,I have 4 Dell sx280 units. All of them have the same problem of not booting up. The power button just flashes. The fan and HDD kick in but thats as far as it gets. Tried all of the normal troubleshoots. Anyone got any ideas?

Answers :

Sounds like classic motherboard failure for this model.
\015\012Did you buy these secondhand or EBay or in some fire sale...
\015\012This model has a well-known history of motherboard failure.
\015\012The capacitors used by Dell (purchased from electronics component vendors) on the motherboard, usually surrounding the CPU socket fail.
\015\012You can generally tell by looking at then. If the tops are bulged, discolored or leaking, then you have your answer. (There was for a time comments that the ones with an "X" on the tops were prone to fail). The capacitors look like little soda cans, colored metal cylinders, with metallic round tops.
\015\012You can solve it by replacing the motherboards, which isn't hard to do, but tedious...and a little pricey. There are also lots of people on google and EBay who will replace all the capacitors for a fee, again tedious but not terribly hard to do.
\015\012It would certainly be unusual to expect 4 machines to all fail at once, but maybe some additional info about the history, or source of your units might help.
It would still try to **** if it was a hd problem check the memory slot or the powersupply
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