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steviecapo
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Dell XPS 410 Will Not Boot up

My Dell XPS 410 will not turn on and boot up.  When I push the start button the green lights come on on the front, the unit makes a "pulsating buzzing" noise and will not start up.  If I leave the unit off over night or for a day or two it will start up and operate normally. it has done this about 10 times alraedy in a month some days it works and no problems

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BELL BOY
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Re: Dell XPS 410 Will Not Boot up

If I leave the unit off over night or for a day or two it will start up and operate normally.

That could mean overheating – airflow/fan problems?

 

As explained in the Service Manual click here

 

First check diagnostic LEDs

 

If OK then power off, disconnect ALL cables & open up your XPS 410

Then very carefully vacuum internals using only plastic (non-metal) type nozzle/brush

Check there is no restriction or blockage of airflow across inlet/outlet vents

 

Close up XPS 410 & reconnect cables etc.., if not the problem then run Dell diagnostics, in particular the Fan(s)

 

Edit: Just noticed you have replied in the Bear42 (August 2009 thread) similar problem 

Are you also saying Dell diagnostics won't run to completion? Try Symptom Tree > Fans/Overheating

 

 

 

 

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