If this system has the power supply(psu) with the leds present on its case. What do they remain lit as, that code should explain if any power issues are at fault. Goto the Dell upport website and find that code listing and determine that. See, if you can enter the bios at all upon power-up, use the key sequence for that model(F1, F2, F10?). Open case and see if anything is loose. Inspect indes for burnt or broken(blown) caps, etc.. Further, unplug all devices and see if it gets further in boot-up. try all that...
i'm WORKING on a Dell OptiplexGX240 1.5 GHz Intel Pentium Processor, 523Mb RAM, Windows 2000 SP4 & it wont even boot up any more. all i'm getting is a flashing amber light shining through the power button (which is normally green) the light flashes when the power cable is unplugged, i checked power cables, different wall/ APC units/ sockets/ the monitor comes on, worked fine for 2 years, causual use, nothing demanding, no beebs. any ideas? thanks.
I EXTREMELY DISLIKE DELLS (bad experiences all around)