My Inspiron 8200 is dead!!

By Arnie634
Sep 3, 2006
  1. I just put a new 6G040 MOBO in my Dell Inspiron 8200. Now I get nothing but LED lights that only stay on for about 2-3 seconds. During the switchover, I transferred the old CPU/heatsink to the new MOBO (new thremal paste) and everything fit nice. I cant figure out why this thing is dead! I have re-seated the RAM and went over everything I can think of.

    Is it a bad idea to remove a CPU and place it in a new MOBO?

    Any ideas??

  2. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    -check that the power connectors are on properly
    -reset bios?
    -check BIOS settings are correct
    -check for shorting to the case?
    -run on minimum setup outside of the case on a non-conductive surface and see if it boots

    if you do get past POST maybe try running a windows repair, since its using new hardware..
  3. Arnie634

    Arnie634 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Any idea where the power connectors are on this board (6G040)? I am assuming if POST doesn't initiate I can't even check/reset BIOS?

  4. Arnie634

    Arnie634 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Problem Solved!!!!!!


    I figured it out. There is a small set screw on the square bracket that holds the cpu socket. I over looked that screw and all it took was about half a turn to fully seat the CPU!!
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