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DELL OptiPlex GXa Won't Boot-up and Help

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Markytho, May 17, 2013.

  1. Markytho

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    I know that it's an old PC manufactured according to the inside in 1997 but I don't want to let it go. What it is is as soon as I turn it on nothing comes up on the screen and not even the BIOS screen whereas it did before. I think this happened after I took the battery out, but I put the battery back again and it's still the same so I'm hoping that someone can help me get it up running again before I throw it out. Thank you very much.
     
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    try another power supply with all drives disconnected. look at the silver top cans which are capacitors on the motherboard that they are not domed nor leaking brown stuff.
     
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    Can't try another integrated power supply because I don't have one, but I disconnected all drives and it was still the same. Instead of having to power it on by the switch after plugging it in, well as soon as I plug it in it powers on but of course it doesn't boot-up. I've had a look at the what you describe as being silver top cans which are the capacitors on the motherboard and none of them look domed nor are leaking stuff so I dunno
     
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    onboard video or videocard? right now i think it is the psu is causing the problem & don't have to use "integrated power supply" to see if posts or not. did you put the battery back in the same way as before?
     
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    It's onboard video and I'm pretty sure I put the coin battery back in the same because I think there can only be one way it can go unless it was upside down which I'm not stupid enough to have done so I understand that it's the ATX power supply that'd need replacing?
     

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