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Precision 690 - Not Boot up - Lights 1, 3 & 4 (Solid)

Hi there, I tried to turn my computer on today and got nothing, there was clearly power going into the unit as the lights came on (1, 3 & 4; solid also a little green cylinder icon) as well as the power light (solid also) and the fans were on very loud.

So I tried unplugging everything and turning on again, but nothing.

I've tried many times but to no joy.

Last night before I turned it off, after working on a file and saving it a yellow pop up icon appeared saying 'Delayed Write Fail' or something along those lines. I dismissed it and it just kept popping up until I closed the relevant Application (Adobe Bridge & Photoshop). Could these two problems be connected?

I couldn't find anything on the troubleshooting for warning lights, 1, 3 & 4 is on there but only as flashing 😕

The monitors show nothing when it's switched on either, nothing at all.

I couldn't tell you detailed spec off the top of my head, but I know it has 8GB RAM, Windows XP64, 4x 250GB HDDs.

If anyone has any ideas I'd be really grateful, thanks for your time.

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Re: Precision 690 - Not Boot up - Lights 1, 3 & 4 (Solid)

The symptoms you describe seem to relate to a hard drive problem.  As you have noted lights 1, 3, 4 and flashing power at power on is a power supply problem.  Lights 1, 3, 4 after the power on is a "normal" progression through the boot process and as it never gets any further, it suggests either a Video or  a hard drive problem.   Given the hard drive write issue you had originally, that too suggests a hard drive problem.

If this is under warranty, contact Dell so they can work on this further and if there is a hardware problem they will take care of it under warranty.

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