20 Most Recent Dell Dimension 8400 power supply ** FREE ** (D8400SATA300W24PINB) Power Supply Questions & Answers


Hi when you reboot do you have to go into BIOS every time and alter some settings, or when you boot up, do you have reset the date and time every time, if so its possible this jumper is missing, however if not then the BIOS is working as it should be and the jumper is most likely there, however if not you can buy a replacement jumper from a supplier like RS or Radio Shack

Dell Dimension... | Answered on May 21, 2019


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Dell Dimension... | Answered on Feb 24, 2018


If it still acts up, compare wiring of the large motherboard Molex connector to the original. Dell used a variant that does not interchange. The enable wire is in a different location from standard ATX location.

If the processor is an AMD, remove cbattery and clear BIOS, and then try again.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Apr 13, 2012


Can you please describe what happens when you try to power on the system? Have you tried your system with a knwon-to-be-good power supply?

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Feb 23, 2011


Test your power supply unit if the PSU units fans not working its faulty

One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive boot up

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they are probably old and faulty ?
one bad lead will end with a computer error
hope this will help
don

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Feb 17, 2011


Test your PSU or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty

One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect or boot up your hard drive

Test all leads that attach from the ((motherboard to your hard drive)) including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your motherboard to your hard drive make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty

make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they are probably old and faulty ?
dont forget to vote
hope this helps

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Feb 05, 2011



Test your PSU or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty

One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they are probably old and faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error


hope this helps


Dell Dimension... | Answered on Jan 26, 2011


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Dell Dimension... | Answered on Dec 01, 2010


Hello,

the problem is either from your battery or from the power Adapter. Borrow an adapter from a friend and test it with your laptop, if it does the same, then know of a truth that the problem is from the battery. Or test another battery with your laptop.

Secondly, remove the battery from the laptop, power the laptop with the adapter without the battery and observe if the power light will still blink.

The blinking power light is a power related problem and this has to be from either the battery or the power adapter.

Good luck.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Nov 03, 2010


Bad Power Supply, sscorbett.

Usually you have enough power to light LED lights, (Like the harddrive activity LED light for add-in cards, that you see on the motherboard), and spin fans, but Not enough power to turn the Processor on.

Dell Support >Dimension 8400 > Service Manual

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8400/SM/index.htm

Technical Overview > System Board Components

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8400/SM/techov.htm#wp1052739

harddrive activity light for add-in cards (SCSI LED)

The Dimension 8400 comes with an ATX style of Power Supply, that has a maximum rated Wattage of 250 Watts.
1) ALL of the LED lights combined use less than 1 Watt of power.
2) EACH fan uses 2 to 3 Watts
3) A typical Processor can use 51 to 125 Watts.

Your Power Supply just has enough power to light that LED light.
Weak voltage power rail.
Replace the Power Supply.

[ There are three power rails inside that SMPS.
Switched-Mode Power Supply.

1) The 3.3 Volt power rail
2) The 5 Volt power rail
3) The 12 Volt power rail ]

The ATX form factor for a Power Supply refers to the size, and shape of the case, for one.
Approximately 6 inches Wide, 5.5 inches Long, and 3-1/2 inches Tall.
The ATX power supply case in the Dimension 8400 however, is shorter in length.
It is 4 inches Long. (Depth)

Not an advertisement for the website, nor manufacturer.
Reference for the case size, and power cables needed,

http://www.cputopia.com/hp-400w-dell-dimension-8400.html

Scroll down to see the connectors of the various power cables needed.

You may have a Power Supply with these dimensions, and needed power cables, in an unused computer.
Perhaps someone has upgraded to a better computer, and has an unused computer that you can temporarily borrow the Power Supply for a test unit.

Make sure it has at least 250 Watts (Maximum rated wattage), plus,

1) 20-pin ATX main power cable. (Or a 20 + 4-pin ATX main power cable)

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain20

[ 20 + 4-pin ATX main power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain20plus4 ]

2) 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atx12v4

Plus the various power cables needed for the Harddrive, optical drive/s, and computer case fan/s, if it/they do not connect to the motherboard.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Oct 21, 2010


buy a new power supply

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Aug 11, 2010


This is caused by the touchpad zoom feature; when it is enabled, brushing the touchpad registers a pressing of the ctrl key. Disable touchpad zoom and this behavior should stop occurring.

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Jul 21, 2010


Nope... That more likely ram and hard drive damage.. Change your memory and if it still goes bsod then change the harddrive

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Jun 12, 2010


hummm...... I would try a new mother board :( There NOT cheap ;(

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Mar 28, 2010


remove and replace the power supply, before it does more damage. It sounds like it's been spiked.

Just hope it hasn;t affected the motherboard as well.

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Dell Dimension... | Answered on Mar 21, 2010


sounds like the power pack has broken if possable replace it hope this helps

Dell Dimension... | Answered on Mar 18, 2010


A Blinking Amber or Yellow power button means that the power supply is receiving power from the source but is unable to properly distribute it to the components. This can be caused by a defective power supply or a defective motherboard. Just to make sure that nothing else is causing the problem, remove any PCI cards like modem, video card, sound card, etc... Remove the memory modules and disconnect cables to CD/DVD drives. Look at the USB ports to see if any are damaged.


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Dell Dimension... | Answered on Mar 07, 2010

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