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I think I solved to problem. In my case ot was the GPU that has failed. I am not sure what caused the faliure but I will go through the 24 pin motherboard power connector to make sure that is in orde... See more...
I think I solved to problem. In my case ot was the GPU that has failed. I am not sure what caused the faliure but I will go through the 24 pin motherboard power connector to make sure that is in order. Thank you all for your help!
Thank you for the link. And thank you for assisting me in this matter @Speedstep ! I do hesitate a bit to put a paperclip into my computer as I don't really understand what I would be doing, but why ... See more...
Thank you for the link. And thank you for assisting me in this matter @Speedstep ! I do hesitate a bit to put a paperclip into my computer as I don't really understand what I would be doing, but why not. One question to be overly clear before proceeding with the test, there is clearly some power going through the system as the fan starts and the lights indicating existence of power are on, so my power supply is not dead as the heading on the link you posted suggests. Should I proceed anyway?
Ok, thanks. My power supply does not have the diagnostics button, only a green light The power button is not flashing and is emitting a steady white light I tried disconnecting the HDD cable(s)... See more...
Ok, thanks. My power supply does not have the diagnostics button, only a green light The power button is not flashing and is emitting a steady white light I tried disconnecting the HDD cable(s) but unfortunately the screen is black. I don't think the key board or the screen is detected by the computer.
Thanks for your reply to my post. So the graphics card might be damaged? Any suggestions on how to debug? I did disconnect (what I think is) the data line from the HD but no change. In what way s... See more...
Thanks for your reply to my post. So the graphics card might be damaged? Any suggestions on how to debug? I did disconnect (what I think is) the data line from the HD but no change. In what way should it show failure? I have done the following actions so far to try and resolve the matter: - Disconnect all externally attached devices except screen and key board - Disconnect the DVD and HDD from motherboard - Reset the CMOS by removing the motherboard internal battery for 10min - replace the motherboard battery None of these actions has made any differenece
Hi, When I was playing a game the other day my DELL XPS 8500 froze turning the screen into green and yellow lines as well as freezing the sound into a continuous set of dissonant tomes. I turned th... See more...
Hi, When I was playing a game the other day my DELL XPS 8500 froze turning the screen into green and yellow lines as well as freezing the sound into a continuous set of dissonant tomes. I turned the computer off using the power button. When restarting the computer wouldn't start properly. On restart, the fan starts as usual and the computer appears to be starting normally for the first few seconds, then the HD lamp goes out and nothing more happens. The screen has power but is black all the time. Some USB slots seems to have stopped working while some still appears to work as lights go on on the items attached to them. The mouse seems to actually have been broke. Some lights on the mouse lights up but not the laser underneath. Testing the mouse in another computer gives the same result. Opening the cover reveals an orange light lit up on the motherboard. Any help in identifying the problem apreciated Cheers, /Segelmange