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Displays your hardware configuration for the selected device. If you have two or more memory modules installed, remove the modules, reinstall one module see ” Memory ” , and then restart the computer. Also, check the diagnostic lights to see if the specific problem is identified. If the problem is not identified, contact Dell for technical assistance. Use only a dry cloth to clean the vent area to avoid water damage to the system. Memory modules are detected, but a memory failure has occurred.

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It is recommended that you use Category 5 wiring and connectors for your network. Keep the vent area clean and dust-free to ensure that the system is adequately ventilated. If the computer does not boot, contact Dell for technical assistance.

Dell Dimension

Dell launches AMD desktops. When the computer starts normally, the lights flash. The device list may not display the names of all the components installed on your computer or all devices attached to your computer.

If you wait too long and the Windows logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Windows desktop.

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If the problem persists, reinstall the card that you removed, remove a different card, and then restart the computer.

If available, install properly working memory of the same type into your computer see ” Memory “. Dimenion you want us to review it drop us a line and we just might bump it to the front of our reviews queue. Also, check the diagnostic lights to see if the specific problem is identified. Tests a specific device.


Dell Dimension 3100

Press the power button, move the mouse, or press a key on the keyboard to wake the computer. If you must use Category 3 wiring, force the network speed to 10 Mbps to ensure reliable operation.

Displays the results of the test and any error conditions encountered.

Continue until you have identified a faulty module or reinstalled all modules without error. Determine whether a conflict exists by removing a card and restarting the computer see ” Cards “. If you see a message stating that no diagnostics utility partition has been found, run the Dell Diagnostics from the ResourceCD.

This series of beeps, called a beep code, identifies a problem. Use the headphone connector to attach headphones and most kinds of speakers.

If all of the diagnostic lights turn on then off and the system does not start, there may be a problem with the power supply or with the processor. Dell sure dragged it out long enough, but they’ve finally gone official on four new desktops, two A couple commenters confirmed those leaked Dell specs we posted earlier, and now we’ve gotten our h Overview Reviews Specs Write a Review.

During normal operation, all of the diagnostic lights turn on and then turn off before the system starts. Solid green power light and no beep code but the computer locks up during POST.


We’ve added this product to our database but we haven’t actually tested it yet. Write a detailed review. If you experience a problem with your computer, perform the checks in this section and run the Dell Diagnostics before you contact Dell for technical assistance.

You can customize the tests you want to run. The ResourceCD is optional and may not ship with your computer.

Advanced Troubleshooting: Dell Dimension /E Service Manual

Make sure to include your initial thoughts on using the product, any observations and potentially any issues you might have dimensioh into while using it.

For other possible solutions, see “Power Problems” in your Owner’s Manual. Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. Describes the test and may indicate requirements for running the test. A click indicates that the network cable has been securely attached. Dinension calculated your overall product rating based on the average of your criteria ratings above.