Dimension XPS T Failing?

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In a previous posting, 'Bob" reported, "I've got a Dim. 4100 that
seems to be failing (start-up button needs more than
one or two tries to get going). "

My Dimension XPS T recently developed the same problem. What is the
likely cause?
 
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A failing power supply would be my first guess. Careful! The Dell power
supplies used in the 4100 and XPS T models are proprietary. You simply cannot
use any old standard ATX power supply... Ben Myers

On Fri, 29 Apr 2005 09:08:35 -0700, Shel <sshallon@dslextreme.com> wrote:

>In a previous posting, 'Bob" reported, "I've got a Dim. 4100 that
>seems to be failing (start-up button needs more than
>one or two tries to get going). "
>
>My Dimension XPS T recently developed the same problem. What is the
>likely cause?
>
 
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I have a T series that exhibits the same tendencies, but it's the button
itself, not the power supply.

I had difficulty deciphering whether he was referring to the button not
working right, or if it just didn't start and the button seemed OK.

<ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
news:42726a4f.22357110@nntp.charter.net...
>A failing power supply would be my first guess. Careful! The Dell power
> supplies used in the 4100 and XPS T models are proprietary. You simply
> cannot
> use any old standard ATX power supply... Ben Myers
>
> On Fri, 29 Apr 2005 09:08:35 -0700, Shel <sshallon@dslextreme.com> wrote:
>
>>In a previous posting, 'Bob" reported, "I've got a Dim. 4100 that
>>seems to be failing (start-up button needs more than
>>one or two tries to get going). "
>>
>>My Dimension XPS T recently developed the same problem. What is the
>>likely cause?
>>
>
 
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On Fri, 29 Apr 2005 09:08:35 -0700, Shel <sshallon@dslextreme.com>
wrote:

>In a previous posting, 'Bob" reported, "I've got a Dim. 4100 that
>seems to be failing (start-up button needs more than
>one or two tries to get going). "
>
>My Dimension XPS T recently developed the same problem. What is the
>likely cause?

Mine always starts, but sometimes quits after one to two seconds. I
sometimes have to press the button 2 or three times before it holds.

Could this be a button problem? It seems more like a power supply or
motherboard problem.
 

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