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don't read in Spanish, sorry

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Mar 26, 2017

I would suspect an error on the hdd.

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Mar 26, 2017

steve it can be many things.3-4 but you don't give enough information

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Mar 07, 2017

open it up ..and see what is wrong with the first slot of ram memory ...if the inserted module is not working ...than remove it ..(to check if it works just leave it by itself and try to start the computer ..) anyway ..if there isn't any module in the first slot ..than move one from the last slot ..I mean mount the modules in slots from number 1 to many you have available ...After finish ...restart delete button right the way to go to bios settings ...and in here ..look for optimal factory default settings ..and engage them by selecting with arrows..and enter..and confirm with enter (Y)
to save settings before exit F 10 ..and enter ..
This will assure the ram configuration the correct way ..
Please read careful ..and ask if you do not understand something ...and also ..please rate my answer..cause it helps with my rating and activity on the site..

Dell Optiplex... | Answered on Feb 23, 2017

easy steps check out the solution

Dell Optiplex... | Answered on Dec 27, 2016

bad capacitors were the bad boys , i have replaced the starting capacitor valued 1000uF 10v just across the switching IC and it worked

Dell OPTIPLEX... | Answered on Dec 20, 2016

If the power light is blinking amber - The computer is receiving electrical power, but an internal power problem might exist.

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Oct 17, 2016

Memory Error Take the Computer to a Shop could be your Memory Sockets are not working correctly

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Oct 17, 2016

When I forgot Dell Windows 8 administrator password, I got Windows Password Recovery Tool Ultimate to support me make a password reset disk with USB and reset password efficiently!

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Oct 13, 2016

if there are 4 ram slots you have to pair them up or have only 1 mems stick

Dell OPTIPLEX... | Answered on Oct 11, 2016

Go into device manager. Uninstall audio driver.

Restart computer.

This will reinstall the default driver. Try again.

If it doesn't work, go to Dell website to find specific driver for your computer (using the service tag) and install that.

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Oct 08, 2016

Desktops PCs usually have a 'jumper' on the motherboard, inside of the PC, that resets the BIOS, removing the password but also changing some settings to their defaults. It takes some 'know how' but you can google it to help you locate it.

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Oct 03, 2016

What are you talking about? Video card?

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Sep 29, 2016

Hi Carlos, error code 3 & 4 is caused by faulty RAM (Memory modules) installed in the PC. You could try the following to resolve the issue:

1. Open up the computer cover
2. Locate the memory module(s)
3. Remove them memory module(s)
4. Use a can of compressed air or spray contact cleaner onto the center of the DIMM connectors to clean all the contacts. Do NOT use a normal brush to clear dust away. Wait for 5minutes for the contact cleaner to dry.
5. Reseat the memory module(s)
6. Turn on the computer and check if codes 3 & 4 still light up. If it does not, it should boot into the Operating System.
7. If codes 3 & 4 continues to light up, you will need to run a memory diagnostic test to determine which of the memory module is faulty.

Dell OPTIPLEX... | Answered on Sep 07, 2016

Have you got any adware protection something like spybot search and destroy or antivirus software with adware protection sounds like it could be adware.

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Aug 20, 2016

The CMOS contains the current BIOS settings
  1. Turn off the computer and disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet.
  2. Remove the computer cover.
  3. Locate the 2-pin password connector (PSWD) on the system board.
  4. Remove the 2-pin jumper plug.
  5. Locate the 2-pin CMOS jumper (RTCRST) on the system board.
  6. Move the 2-pin jumper plug from the password jumper to pins into the CMOS jumper.
  7. Plug in AC power to the system and wait ten seconds for the CMOS to clear.
  8. Move the 2-pin jumper plug back to the password jumper.
  9. Replace the computer cover.
  10. Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
Location of the RTCRST Jumper will vary by platform and form factor. For more information about the jumper locations refer to the system service manuals located at

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Aug 15, 2016

Do the fans run? If not the power supply is most likely bad. Hopefully it didn't trash the motherboard, memory and any installed cards. If you can't hear the hard drives spinning up, then it has to be the power supply

Dell OptiPlex... | Answered on Aug 14, 2016

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