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Dell Inspiron 530S

by itsdigger / May 11, 2013 9:35 AM PDT

seems to have a power problem . This morning I pressed the power button to start up and the power button just stayed yellow instead of blue and the machine did nothing. No fans or light from the graphics card.I pressed the button a few more times and still it didn't change so I unplugged it and unplugged the monitor, keyboard and mouse and plugged the power cord back in and still nothing but a yellow power button . I opened the case and took out the graphics card and the wireless adapter and still nothing. Now not even a yellow power button. I'm thinkin' a new psu is in order. would that be a safe bet? I looked around and found this through Amazon will this do the job?...Digger

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I'd try that one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 11, 2013 9:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Dell Inspiron 530S is a little interesting as we see the power plug is that ATX20/24 so this means that it would be possible to do the GREEN WIRE PSU TEST (see google) and then see if power comes out (I use a Volt Meter.)

No canned air required. Just "Clippy".
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re: Green wire test
by itsdigger / May 11, 2013 10:17 AM PDT
In reply to: I'd try that one.

the fan tried to spin like a quarter turn (made me jump lol) and than stopped and that's it.

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(NT) It's dead Jim.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 11, 2013 2:21 PM PDT
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by itsdigger / May 11, 2013 2:49 PM PDT
In reply to: It's dead Jim.
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Nice choice.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 12, 2013 1:34 AM PDT
In reply to: geez

I recall that model is often noted at tomshardware for it's efficient power usage. That is, it delivers the most polygons per Watt.

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Thanks Bob
by itsdigger / May 12, 2013 1:46 AM PDT
In reply to: Nice choice.

as always "You Da Man" ! I'm gonna put the 5450 I was using in a neighbors old Compaq Presario and make her day . I'll let ya know when I get the stuff and installed. Thanks ...Digger

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Got'er Done!
by itsdigger / May 21, 2013 6:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks Bob

Hooked up my new 400 watt psu and my new gpu and the Dells up and running. It was easier than I thought! I had to give up my wireless card though because the fans on the gpu hang over the slot . I don't need it anyway now because I moved the printer closer to the computer and ran a usb connector so all is well. Thanks again for the help....Digger

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My 530 has been running a month now
by itsdigger / June 23, 2013 3:10 AM PDT
In reply to: Got'er Done!

and here's the specs . Hows it look?Hardware Monitoring : ITE IT8718F
Processor Voltage : 1.33 V
VIN1 : 3.02 V
+3.3V Voltage : 3.41 V
+5V Voltage : 5.05 V
+12V Voltage : 12.29 V
+5V VCCH : 5.13 V
VBAT : 3.22 V
TMPIN0 : 34 °C
TMPIN1 : 36 °C
FANIN0 : 1762 rpm
FANIN2 : 1520 rpm
Hardware Monitoring : ACPI
THRM : 40 °C
Processor Intel Pentium : Sensor DTS
Core 1 : 32 °C
Core 2 : 34 °C
AMD Radeon HD 6670 : ATI Catalyst Driver
Temperature : 41 °C
Fan : 40.0%
Hard Disk Monitoring : S.M.A.R.T
Hard Disk SAMSUNG HD321KJ : 38 °C

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