(It's not 7 compatible so I can't post in the hardware section.)
My Dell Dimension 4500 will no longer power up. I was playing some games (nothing high end...) on it when it locked up. Didn't blue screen or anything, the entire computer wouldn't do anything. Mouse wouldn't move. I tried the caps and num lock keys to make sure, no responce.
I shut it off and turned it back on, and the power light came on, but I didn't hear the hard drive cycle up, I didn't hear the CD drive cycle up, nor did either's power lights turn on. My screen was blank. I didn't hear any system "beeps" and the diagnostic lights didn't turn on (for my model, that usually means that the system started properly...) and neither did the ethernet port lights.
I opened it up and checked all of the connections; hard drive, CD drive, the main connector to the motherboard, etc. All were good. There's a single light on the motherboard, and I can't find what it is, but it was turned on. Everything else was off.
The specs are here: Documentation
This is my only computer and I can't afford to upgrade, nor can I afford it to be out of comission. If anyone has any ideas on how to fix it, please share. I'm desperate here. Thanks.
EDIT: got a tip to remove the CMOS battery. I'll try that now.
EDIT 2: Didn't work. Still open to suggestions.
EDIT 3: Okay, I've discerned that now it's the power supply. I guess this was a useless thread, but oh well. XD