Message Edited by jhdoan on 10-03-2005 10:48 PM
I purchased a Dell Dimension 8400 in January, 2005 and it ran great until September, 2005. It started randomly turning itself off and giving a blinking orange power light. After replacing several parts, Dell gave up and sent me a refurbished Dell Dimension 8400. How does this relate to your problem you ask?
The refurbished computer would not turn off. As soon as I plugged in the power cord the very first time, the system turned itself on. When I shut down from Windows, it powered off and then turns on again a few seconds later. Here is what you should check:
All of those features were turned off on my machine, but it kept powering on by itself anyway. Dell sent out a replacement motherboard and that fixed the automatic power up problem. Unfortunately, I am back to square one again because with the "new" motherboard the computer turns itself off after only a minute or two everytime I turn it on.
I am posting messages on this site and e-mailing tech support from work since my home computer is totally useless right now.