kandres22
1 Copper

Re: Dell Studio 540 seems to have "died"

Did you have to do this one your own or did dell cover it? If so did you follow any instructions on the web? I have the exact same problem. Thank you

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8 Krypton

Re: Dell Studio 540 seems to have "died"

dell did nothing and i demanded a refund for the computer and bought a mac and i absolutely have had no issues with my mac in over a year :).. you should do the same!

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8 Krypton

Re: Dell Studio 540 seems to have "died"

hope u can work it out with dell they are cheap and greedy company wish u the best of luck!

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dwestl12
1 Copper

Re: Dell Studio 540 seems to have "died"

I had the same problem(s).  All indicators said the PSU was to blame.  Replaced the PSU; no joy.  Tried the CMOS battery removal; viola!  Problem solved.  Of course the system spent an hour doing a restore to a previous good state, but hey - at least it seems to be running again.  BTW, I recently installed Windows 8 on this machine for test purposes.  Biggest problem was with the OEM PCI video card.  I still don't think Windows 8 is ready for prime time, but it will run on this machine.  Good luck!

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