Likely the Motherboard?
Posted on 2011-04-25
I have a school lab of 17 Dell Vostro 200 Desktop computers. These are the types of computers that when powered on, all fans run loud for a second or so and then the computer posts and boots. I came in today to find one of the computers in that state just prior to POST, fan running loudly. This is all I can get when the computer is powered on; it doesn't even make it to the POST stage, so I'm not getting beep or light codes, as I have seen with a few others in the lab when they were experiencing other issues.
I have already removed/reseated the CMOS battery, re-seated all the memory, and reseated/re-silvered the processor. Before I call it a mobo issue, I wanted to find out if there are any other ideas from anyone that I could try? I wish I had one of those POST cards that tell you what's going on, but I don't (maybe it wouldn't tell me anything anyway since it doesn't even appear to be making it to that stage?).
Any ideas, anyone?
Dell Vostro 200
Vista 32-bit OS SP2
Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 2.40 GHz
All help is appreciated! Thanks!