Trouble Turning On a Dell Dimension 4550
Posted on 2010-01-05
I have a 6 year old Dell Dimension 4550 that works fine once it starts. Lately, it takes 2 to 6 tries at pushing the on/off button to start it. Once it starts it runs just fine.
When I push the button, nothing happens. No lights blink or turn on. There is no fan noise. Nothing. Finally, after pushing it in and let it out any where from 2 to 5+ times, it will finally take and the computer boots up.
Is this an indication of a faulty switch? A bad component on the mother board? Power supply problem?
Note, if I shut it off at night, it happens the next morning. If I put it in hibernate or sleep mode and have to push the button to wake it up, it does the same thing. If the computer is off, it doesnt matter if the computer is hot (from running) or cold (from sitting all night), I still have the same problems.
Any help or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.