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unit powers up for 30 seconds and shuts down. lights 1 and 4 are green and amber light is on
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Here is the explanation of the Dell codes for that unit

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19357000.aspx

Match your LED codes to the chart and it provides the suggested fix.
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unfortunately, "1 &4 are not amongst them
i would try this to troubleshoot :
1-minimum setup, as described in my article
2-another Power supply

min setup   :   http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Components/Motherboards/A_1945.html                  (Short-overview-of-how-to-troubleshoot-bad-hardware-when-a-pc-does-not-post)

to be complete, if the disk has problems, here how i handle it :
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Hard_Drives/A_3000-The-bad-hard-disk-problem.html
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Has your problem been resolved?
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