My Dell Dimension E510 wouldn't turn on

By dlynns
Aug 7, 2007
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  1. I had left my Dell Dimension E510 on and came back later and it wouldn't turn on. The front power light was flashing yellow and no matter how long I pushed it, it wouldn't turn on.

    I disconnected the power for a bit and re-connected it and still the same.

    Someone said in a post somewhere to try removing the RAM sticks because they thought it might be caught in a data loop somehow. This didn't help.

    Someone else said it was hung somehow and that the wake up on lan was enabled.

    Finally, I unplugged the computer again and removed the quarter-sized lithium ion battery on the motherboard, put it back in, plugged the power back in and it powered up fine.
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