Optiplex 320 bios

Dell Optiplex 320 TowerBad HD: Seagate 160 GB Barracuda ST3160815AS 7,200 RPM 3.5″ DriveReplacement HD: Western Digital 250 GB Caviar Blue SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM WD2500AAKX
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A really dusty Dell Optiplex 320 that will not boot or also show anypoint on the monitor



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One of our machines would certainly not boot and also would certainly not even present anything on the monitor (no bios). There are diagnostic lights on the front–numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 and also initially #1 was flashing and also 3 & 4 were solid however the power light was green prefer normal. Since the computer wasn’t also going to bios I assumed it might be the RAM so I swapped it through another similar box yet that didn’t settle the problem. I then discovered the dell troubleshooting website and also diagnostic light interpretations on web page 134 and 135 of the dell hand-operated pdf discovered below. At some point after disconnecting the power and also swapping out memory the 1, 2, and also 3 diagnostic lights continued to be on and also that indicates something is going on through among the drives (HD or CD).
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Dell Optiplex 320 via Diagnostic Lights 1, 2, and also 3 on constantly — HD Failure

After listing really close I can then hear that the HD was making an extremely quiet clicking and it is currently apparent that the drive is going negative. I have one on order from amazon.com.Update: I put a brand-new HD in it and remounted the OS and whatever functions fine again–it was just the way the HD was going negative and also the means that the Motherboard detected it that made this problem appear unexplained. Nevertheless, case closed.

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