Dell Dimension 2400

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Dell Dimension 2400
Preliminary Information
Release Year 2003
Leak Risk Medium
Batteries 1x CR2032
Mounting Technology Through Hole, SMD, BGA, Sockets
Capacitor Types Aluminum Electrolytic
Destructive Entry No

The Dimension 2400 is a budget Socket 478 desktop computer sold by Dell, usually featuring a Celeron processor.

Known Issues

Symptom or Problem Encountered

The motherboard would not power on or show any signs of life other than an LED near the 20-pin connector. When the power button was pressed, nothing happened.


The 2200μF Nichicon capacitors on the power delivery suffer from manufacturing defects and tend to fail. On my example all of them were bulged to varying degrees, and the motherboard would not even attempt to power on with these capacitors.


Replace the faulty capacitors. Only the failed 2200μF capacitors need to be replaced as long as the other ones are in good condition as they were on mine.

Disassembly Notes

Replacing the thermal paste on both the CPU and chipset is recommended. The chipset heatsink is easy to remove by pushing each of the four retention clips down and out from under the hooks to release them. Try to release and reinstall the clips on diagonals to maintain even pressure on the chipset and to prevent the heatsink from springing off the motherboard. It may be difficult to remove at first because of the hardened thermal paste, lightly heat up the area as necessary to avoid damaging anything by forcing it off.

When installing the new caps, you may find that they are easier to align if the legs are trimmed first, since the overhanging heatsink gets in the way. It's attached to the motherboard with screws, but you can't easily remove it.

Original Parts

P/N 411726100004 Rev. A01

Capacitor Specifications and Footprint Information
RefDes Qty Capacitance Voltage Mount Diameter/Size Height* Temp Type Brand Series
C200, C204, C211, C212, C213, C214, C215 7 2200μF 6.3V Through Hole 10mm 20mm 105°C Electrolytic Nichicon HM(M) Datasheet

*Height is important due to clearance limitations. Replacement parts not to exceed this limit.

Replacement Parts

P/N 411726100004 Rev. A01

RefDes Qty Compatible Part Number Order Links
C200, C204, C211, C212, C213, C214, C215 7 A759MS228M0JAAE013 / SPZ1AM222G15O00RAXXX DigiKey Mouser LCSC