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gocnc

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dell dimension 8200
« on: October 09, 2009, 09:34:53 AM »
Someone gave me a dell dimension 8200
I think they were made 4 years ago
This would be pefect for using it as a computer for an linux os
I set it up and turned it on and it works but the screen does turn on.
I opened it up and it looks like the person that gave this to me chnaged a fan in there.
Today I will clean it the inside and try using again
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8200/techov.htm#1101836
I am spending some time here to fugure out the problem
I could probably go and buy something like this for 40 dollars but it would be good to fix this for the sake of the challange
If I cant fix it I will probably go and buy something for 40 dollars but in the mean time if anyone has any suggestion for getting this machine to work I would like to hear from you
Thanks


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Re: dell dimension 8200
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2009, 12:46:20 PM »
I cleaned the inside and I pluged it in when the case was open
The fans dont turn and it doesnt look like the computer is turning on.
What could the problem be
could it be the power supply box thats not working



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Re: dell dimension 8200
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2009, 07:11:54 AM »
How do the professionals repair computer
Is there a way to test each part in the computer
Do i have to remove each part and replace it with a working part to know where the broken part is


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Re: dell dimension 8200
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2009, 02:22:59 PM »
gocnc,  not sure how to fix it, but I think this site here is not really devoted to computer repair, but only using computers as a tool for further things.   Maby get another computer and use that for spare parts or give it away.

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Re: dell dimension 8200
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2009, 06:21:48 PM »
Hi Jon
 Thanks for your reply

I found out that this computer has lights in the back and you can do diognaistic by pluging it in an outlet
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8200/codes.htm#1101572

I will test the computer and let you guys know what is happening
You are right about this forum not being a computer fixing forum
But it is a good forum for cnc machining
At least for me it is no 1


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Re: dell dimension 8200
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2009, 06:37:44 PM »
I know I said it's not devoted to computer repair, but thats my take on it, maby it's devoted to "simple machines", and I guess if there is space for any post, so be it, after all, I guess if the computer did managed to get fixed for a good purpose then that would be ok I guess to post.  Computers these days generally get "tossed out" rather than repaired, I'm sure theres alot of older folk who are completely bufazzeled when it comes to even getting a CD to install, and they wind up tossing the computer out or putting it in the closet as a useless thing.  A problem could be simply a broken wire or connection, yet not too many people want to deal with it.  So far I guess the site is for "simple machines", "CNC", and "green energy topics" and maby it's possible someone has a similar computer, I have a Dell1100 with a fried sound card on the motherboard due to a lousy designed experiment I was trying to do, and so I had to put another sound card into a port so I could hear any sound.
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