Hello, we have an older dell inspiron desktop pc and we are having troubles with it. It used to be in one room then we moved it to my daughters room and now it's having boot problems. At first when it was moved it wouldn't boot up but the green light on the backk of the tower turned on. My son plugged it into the wall outlet instead of the power strip and it booted up. We then shut it down and re-plugged it into the power strip and it worked fine. My daughter was on it last night playing around on it. When she was going to bed she put it to sleep by just telling it to go to sleep, now it won't boot up even if we plug it into the wall outlet. The green light on the back of the tower still comes on but nothing else does. No fans, lights or anything but that one on the back. What could be the problem? Has it just given up the ghost and we need to buy a new one or can it be fixed? Thank you.
This could be a power supply problem. The move should not have caused it.
One thing you could try before taking it apart would be to unplug it from the wall and then (with the power removed) press and hold in the power button. Then plug the power lead back into the wall and try to switch it on.
Hopefully you will now have a booting computer.
The place where you plug it in (wall or extension leads) should have no effect on the booting of your machine.
The green light on the back is likely to be a network light. It will come on when the network (in your case probably the Internet) is plugged into the machine and the router switched on.
Please let me know how you get on. If you are still unsuccessful, then let me know and we will go to the next stage of troubleshooting.