Solved

Optiplex GX260 Not Booting

Posted on 2011-09-21
2
215 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
System will start to boot up and then it looks like power is cut and fans stop for a few seconds.  It then boots up again with the fans running and also the hard drive sounds like it is working.  However no indication with the hard drive light that it is working at all.  

What I have done:
I have disconnected all power plugs, ide cables etc and reinserted in case of a loose wire.  Person said it was working at his home before he brought it in.

Anyone have any thoughts?  Bad Motherboard?

Thanks,

James
0
Comment
Question by:WrightNetDesigns
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
andrewmcc earned 500 total points
ID: 36574876
Hi,.
Check the capacitors across the motherboard, make sure that they are flush and flat, with no signs of discolouration.  Make sure PSU is not plugged into plug socket, then unplug carefully the psu leads to the mainboard itself, check for any scoring or burn or burn marks.
Also if any component cards ie. modem, graphic, lan cards etc are in take them out, check the memory modules for any damage or scratches etc.
Any queries please advise - will keep an eye on this post.
Regards

Andy
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:WrightNetDesigns
ID: 36575172
It was a stick of ram that was the issue.

Thanks very much.

James
0

Featured Post

Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure

This user guide provides instructions on how to deploy and configure both a StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive virtual machine and Veeam Cloud Connect in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Finally comes the third version of VMware Virtual SAN, whose name is 6.1, and comes loaded with new features many of which really are excellent and even surprising.
Microsoft will be releasing the Windows 10 Creators Update in just a matter of weeks. Are you prepared? Follow these steps to ensure everything goes smoothly and you don't lose valuable data on your PC.
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application to properly change the service account username and\or password in situation where it may be necessary or where the password has been inadvertently change…
This tutorial will show how to configure a single USB drive with a separate folder for each day of the week. This will allow each of the backups to be kept separate preventing the previous day’s backup from being overwritten. The USB drive must be s…

617 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question