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Yet another XPS 420 Problem.

by HemiPhenom / November 3, 2012 5:40 AM PDT

Hi folks,, first off im not a Big Fan Dell Products.
I aquired an XPS 420 for the CPU alone,, i was going to swap the Pentium D into it from my wifes macheine.
when to my Shegrin the XPS would no longer boot.
I inspected the Motherboard and found "Bloated" Capps.
so i purchased a referb from ebay,
now here's the problem. I received the MOBO and inspected it and it's perfect.
The XPS Still wont boot.
This is what i have figgerd out,,
The power switch is steady Amber,, the CPU Fan goes full speed and stays thare,, my GPU Fan spinns up,, and i get NO Diag lights, and last of all it wont boot with the Original CPU either.

I hope i made enough sence for you guys

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The problem with BAD CAPS
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 3, 2012 5:45 AM PDT

Is that a machine that had such could destroy any part that was in that machine. This means all bets are off if any part you re-used was any good. This plague is a bad one.

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your responce didnt make any sence
by HemiPhenom / November 4, 2012 8:46 AM PST

in OTHER forums i see that the PSU may be the issue.

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No boot
by pgc3 / November 4, 2012 9:49 AM PST

It doesn't smack of a PSU problem, I'd be more inclined to think it MIGHT be video related.

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Then act on that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 4, 2012 9:54 AM PST

While at home or the shop I can use the Oscilloscope and DVM to check out the PSU, I can't tell if you repair PCs.

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i figured it out thanks to nobody but me
by HemiPhenom / November 8, 2012 10:42 AM PST
In reply to: Then act on that.


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(NT) Now share so others can learn from your experience.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 8, 2012 11:20 AM PST
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(NT) the XPS 420 Doesnt support the Pentium D
by HemiPhenom / November 8, 2012 1:03 PM PST
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