I'm troubleshooting a Dell Precision T3500 (still under warranty). It runs for up to four minutes, often less, or sometimes won't even boot all the way up. When it does shut off, the front light flashes amber and the codes 1 and 3 flash green on the front diagnostic code panel.
I'm already using Dell Technical Support. They've shipped out a New Power Supply but the computer does the same thing with the new power supply installed.
When we run the Dell Diagnostics from the Hard Drive it will spontaneously shut off with the same symptoms as listed above, usually somewhere during the RAM test.
Any ideas what this might be?
Did anyone from Dell tell you this is a memory configuration error?
You might want to check this page on supported memory configurations.
Please post back and let me know if you need more help.
I don't see how it could be a memory problem. The machine worked fine for about 1-1/2 years and one evening it suddenly started giving problems. The next morning it wouldn't boot. We didn't make any changes to the hardware since the computer was purchased.
Dell is now going to send out a technician with a replacement motherboard. We'll see if that fixes it.
Ok, let me know what happens.
By the way, any component can fail. Even RAM.