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Solid Amber light on power button after installing GTX 1070 video card on a XPS 8700

Question: Solid Amber light on power button after installing GTX 1070 video card on a XPS 8700

Hi All,
I have replaced a EVGA GT 730 video card with the EVGA GTX 1070 Founder's Edition video card on a Dell XPS 8700. Once the installation was finished I powered the PC on and only got an amber light on the power button. I powered off and replaced the card with the old one, checked for any loose cables, and tested the power supply successfully. I am still getting an amber light with the old card back in. My fear is the motherboard short circuited. Please tell me I am wrong and someone else had this issue and was able to fix it!?

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Answer: Solid Amber light on power button after installing GTX 1070 video card on a XPS 8700

Do you have an upgraded power supply unit? A min 500w psu is required and the 8700 doesn't have that. see this-- www.evga.com/.../product.aspx and this-
en.community.dell.com/.../20008839

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Hi,
I have changed my gpu to gtx780 and psu to cooler master b700 about 2 years ago. I haven't played any game for a long time. I tried to play arma 3, total war etc. yesterday but i have a black screen issue. After about 15-20 min (arma 3 doesn't even launch) black screen comes.( i can still hear the game).
I opened the case and saw an amber light which is under "aux-pwr". It doesn't blink, solid. What does it mean? Do i have to change the psu?

Thanks.

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I have a HP desktop model p6142p case that had a failed motherboard (bad capacitors). After replacing the power supply and a motherboard with one from a DELL Inspiron 546 (because it was only $30 on amazon), the PC functions just fine with one exception: The power light in the HP case instead of normally being blue is amber. I'm not sure if this is indicates an issue or if there's simply an incompatibility with the dell motherboard and the HP power light. There are no known errors from post (single beep on bootup). The case power light is initially blue for about a second when the PC is initially powered on, but immediately turns solid amber from then on. I have ran Dell's online PC diagnostics which detects the PC as an Inspiron 546 with UNKNOWN service tag and reports no hardware issues.

Should I ignore the solid amber light and go on or should I be concerned?

PC:
HP model p6142p case
DELL F896N 0896N Motherboard
AMD Phenom 9650 Quad-Core (socket AM2) 2.3Ghz
8G RAM
Coolmax ZX Series 500W power supply
 

Answer:Solid Amber Power Light, but no known issues

Sounds like the dell board just doesn't
display the same way as the HP.
Might make it difficult to see that the
computer is in standby mode,if you use standby.
I don't see it causing any major issues otherwise though.
I have an HP board that flashes green in standby.
That thing was annoying when I was trying to sleep.
 

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Hi,

Trying to set up the Netgear WNDR3400 router with my Roadrunner modem. I have an ethernet cable running from the router to my laptop.

The laptop shows that there is not any kind of network access--not LAN, not Internet. Needless to say, I am unable to get to the wireless setup.

I notice that the power light on the router is a solid amber (orange). The 2.4GHz radio light is solild green, the 5GHz radio light is solid blue, the LAN light if off, the wireless light is solid amber, and the four ethernet port lights are all solid green (I am using one port to connect to my laptop).

I tried resetting the router several times. I tried power cycling the modem, router, and laptop several times. Nothing worked. It just seems to me that the Netgear router is dead on arrival.

Is my suspicion correct? Or are the other possibilities?

Thanks!
 

Answer:wndr3400 router solid amber power light

Hi

The Green for 2.4ghz and Blue for 5ghz are perfect and normal, the orange light is a bit worrying as it should turn to green in less than 1 minute, and if you have powered it off a few times and also reset to factory default a few times I would suspect the unit is indeed faulty, so exchange for a new one. (the Netgear manual on pg 32 also confirms this HERE)

Just as a thought, have you plugged in a Ethernet cable from PC to router and tried to access the routers control panel, then maybe try a router firmware update? but as its likely new why should you go through these motions.
 

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My Optiplex 780
- will not post
- will not beep
- will not output any video

When I push the power button, 
- Diagnostic lights 1 & 4 flash
- Power button is of solid amber

When I turn the computer off:
- if I press the Power Supply test button, it illuminates green
If I disconnect the power cable
- A tiny LED on the circuit board (next to AUX PWR label) stays amber for a minute or two.

Diagnostic lights 1 & 4 are not documented in the Dell manual. I have tried to disconnect all peripherals, all drives, all cards, even all RAM, still no POST no beep, no video: just the fan running, and diagnostic lights flashing.

Any hope for this computer? 

Answer:Optiplex 780 diagnostic lights 1 & 4 with solid amber power light

Hi CHRISTOZOID 
Thanks for writing to us. 
Diagnostics led 1 & 4 indicate power connector faulty. Please reseat the PSU connector if not yet done. 
If issue still the same, then consider replacing the PSU . Sometimes the PSU connector on the motherboard to be faulty. 
Do let us know how it goes post reseating the PSU connector.
Regards

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hello,

my friend is having a problem with a netgear n600 wireless dual band gigabit router WNDR3700v3 in that it will not connect to the internet. When you power it up, the power light stays amber. this used to work before but something happened and we are not sure what happened but now it does not work.. I went thru the automatic setup again and that does not correct it.

we contacted the netgear support and the lady had me do a ipconfig and we could not see any ip addresses. she said that the interface settings were corrupt.

the router is out of warranty and to have her correct it, my friend would have had to re-activate the warranty at 199.00 for a two year unlimited plan or a 1 year unlimited plan for 129.00. he did not want to do that.

I am hoping that by submitting this to the forum, we could get this router fixed. I have a linksys router and that is what I will be using to communicate to the forum. my friend has this router hooked to a hp desktop running windows 7. if you tell me to do something with the router, I will have to disconnect my linksys router from my dell windows xp machine and hook it to the netgear.

please let me know if there is anything that you need from me in order to help in correcting this.

thank you in advance for the help
 

Answer:netgear WNDR3700v3 router with a solid amber power light

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Hello,

Hoping someone here can offer some advice? I own a Dell studio xps 435t-9000 that is a couple years old. I recently replaced my harddrive and since then (don't know if it's a coincidence or not) I'm having another problem. After I installed it, the first time my computer went into sleep mode/hibernation I couldn't wake it up. Power light was flashing white. Eventually I shut it down manually and then it wouldn't boot. Had a solid amber light, no power except the power supply. Fans not working. I unplugged everything and made sure it was all good. Wouldn't start. Left it overnight and plugged it in the next morning. Started up. Worked great for about 7 hours and then just randomly shut down, no errors or anything. Same deal. Wouldn't start, amber solid power light. Let it sit for awhile, reseated everything and wouldn't start.Gave up for awhile, tried a few hours later and it started. I read a few boards pointing to the power supply being bad or not powerful enough. However, I replaced the power supply about 6 months ago with a Corsair 600 which is plenty power. Could still be an issue perhaps but seems odd it would die in that little time. I also replaced my graphics card if that matters. Finally the last time I checked all the plugs I also took out the board batter for a few minutes to try and "reset" things. Not sure if that matters, either.

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Answer:Dell XPS random shutdown won't power on solid amber power button

Memory can cause the problems you are having. Make sure the memory is seated , Then run a memory program such as memtest on It let it run for a while and see if it shows you any errors.Also check and make sure you are not having a overheating problem
 

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Hello. So my Dell dimension 4600 just lost mointor/video signal one day. All the fans, drives and CPU were still workin away. I figured ok great my video card is blown(in my case the MB). So I install a new MB. Still no video or monitor signal....I have checked the diagnostic lights on the back and none of them are lite. I have tested the power supply - seems fine. I have unplugged everything other than the CPU, main and second power to MB. I am getting no error beeps. I am so lost here!! I need some help please!! Thanx

Answer:Dell 4600 solid power amber light - no signal to monitor..help!

I would have tried another monitor before buying another board.Try hooking up a different monitor to the computer.  If that doesn't work try another monitor cable.If you have no other monitor, try hooking up your current monitor to another computer.  If it works then it means there's something going on with your computer.  If not, then the problem is most likely that  your monitor is bad.

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Good afternoon, couple of days ago my computer which is not paid off yet and out of warranty went into a no boot with a soiid Amber light. When I cracked open the case I found my cpu fan was nearly frozen very stiff to turn. I cleaned it out but now curious if my cpu died or the PSU? The interesting part if I unplug all external perpherals from the computer and test it get the solid amber light and on the back by the PSU the green light is out as soon as I turn on the power. If I unplug the power let the system discharge then plug the power back in before turning on the power the green light on the PSU is lit.
Does this sound like a PSU issue? Could it be the CPU? I'm getting no post beeps or anything powering up. Also is this a specialized PSU or can I use any standard ATX PSU this is in a mid tower. The service code is <ADMIN NOTE:Service tag removed per privacy policy>.
Thank you for anyone's help in advance just frustrating making payments on a paperweight.
Sincerely,
Jouster

Answer:Solid Amber power light computer won't boot Dell Inpiron 530

 jouster_lj
Does the processor heatsink fan rotate freely?
Does the power supply fan work?
A solid amber power light indicates there may be a power problem or an internal device malfunction.
The Inspiron 530 Troubleshooter and Diagnostic Codes are HERE.
Most generic standard ATX power supply units can be installed, with either a 24-pin or 20+4-pin main motherboard power connector, with or without the on/off switch.
You should be able to buy a compatible power supply from either a local or online computer store.
Note: A power supply with four SATA power connectors, is required.
The power supply replacement procedure is HERE <ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell>
Bev.

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I have an optiplex 760 mini tower with the diagnostic lights 2 3 4 blinking and solid amber power light. Ive read that this could be a motherboard or bios failure and I might need a new board. Is there any way I can avoid buy ing a new motherboard?

Answer:Optiplex 760 diagnostic lights 2 3 4 blinking and solid amber power light

I think you just need to adjust your Hard Drive's Cables.I also had this problem once.

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Hi all. AND Thanks for reading. Normally the power button remains solid white. This could be a power supply issue. i'll also replace the CMOS battery. Any suggestions?
 

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Hello I tried to install a power supply with my dell now I get a steady amber light after I removed the power supply since it had showed me an amber light. With the old power supply, I still get the steady amber light. I noticed that on the LED in the back, I got a yellowish amber colored light as well. With the new power supply it didn't have the exact four pin layout of my old one but had an eight pin layout that was seperated so that I could ease a four pin in with my computer. Did this blow out the motherboard? The major thing I did was remove the heatsink which had pins connected to it when I tried to install this video card but I noticed that some of the pins bent out of shape so I got a new heatsink only this time the heatsink I recieved has no pins. I installed the heatsink and tried to boot the pc but it won't boot only the fan spins and none of the indicator lights in the front turn on. Is the motherboard or processor dead? Thanks.
 

Answer:Dell e521 tried to install video card+power supply now getting an amber light.

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So i have an old couple that bought one of these less then 2 years ago. Now When you power on no beeps and solid amber power light. The cd tray works but nothing else. Ive tried unplugging everything to no avail.  Any help would be appreciated!!

Answer:Dell Inspiron 20 Model 3052 solid amber power button

Hi,

Welcome to our community.

We’ll try and assist you. Please let us if there were any software or hardware changes made to the system post which the issue started? Do you see the Dell logo once you power on the system? If yes, please complete the hardware diagnostics to isolate issues between hardware and software. You can refer to this link which is a video with the steps to complete the diagnostics
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We also request you to share the service tag for us to check for more details. You can refer to this link which is a video with the steps to find the service tag. We thank you for your cooperation.

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when I press the power button it is not turning on just giving the amber light at the power buttontried the power drain and still it is the same

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I have a dell dimension 8100 that has been powerleaped from a 1.7 to a 2.5.  I recently upgraded the RAM from 256 PC 800 RDRam to 512.  I also have upgraded from a GEForce 2 Ultra to a GEForce 4 Ti4600 quite a while back.  Everything has been working great until the last week or so and I am at a loss here.  I used to leave my computer on all the time 24/7 with reboots here and there when I needed to.  Well, after I lost the fan on my Video card I started to turn it off.  After about six months of this it decided that it doesn't like to boot up after a night or two of being off.  What happens is when I push the power button you can hear it power on but the monitor says there is no signal being sent from the computer.  The other weird thing is that the power button light is amber instead of green.  I turned off the computer and unplugged all power from it and tried again.  This time it booted up.  The last time it happened, unplugging it didn't even work so I pulled the case apart and cleaned it out.  I yanked the Video card out of the AGP slot and reseated it and turned it on and presto it fired right up.  What gets me is when I leave it on and have to reboot it, everything works fine.  It only acts up when I leave it off over night or longer and then start it.  Could this be the battery on the motherboard?  My clock doesn't seem to be losing time in windows or anything.  If a... Read more

Answer:Dimension 8100 not booting up and has amber light on power button. Please HELP?

If the power button is blinking amber, it is probable that the power supply needs to be replaced.If the power button is solid amber, the power supply should be fine. At this stage of bootup, memory has not yet been tested, and is not a factor in this type of failure. Check the CPU and ensure that it is properly seated.

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When i turn on my HP Elitedesk I get a SOLID RED LIGHT on the power button that doesnt go away. I opened the case and blew it out with a can of air. I also re seated the Ram. I ren Quick Diagnostics but everything passed. The PC still boots up and works like normal. Does this indicate a bad HDD. What does a solid red light on the power button mean? Its not flashing or beeping. Remains solid red throuought use. 

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I have an Inspiron 3650 i3 desktop pc that is a few years old and seldom used. When not in use it is in sleep mode.
Yesterday i tried taking it out of sleep mode, with no luck, and noticed the power button light was solid orange. After a few tries I hard reset the pc and it would not boot up completely. The fans come on and the harddrive sounds like its working but i get no video and the power button remained solid orange. After troubleshooting from several forums i ended up disconnecting everything from the motherboard and taking out the battery then after replacing it and trying to boot with just the cpu fan plugged in. same result, solid orange power button. The PSU seems to be working fine after troubleshooting it so im thinking its either the processor or mobo that has gone bad. Any suggestions?

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Hi,
Bought recently the new XPS 13 and have a weird problem.
The battery indicator always shows a solid amber light when it is plugged in (100% battery) and what is more strange when it's turned off.
I have updated BIOS although I think I had the latest one anyway.
There are no other evident problems.
Please advise, thanks.

Answer:New XPS 13 - solid amber light always on

The battery charge LED for the XPS 13 will glow amber if the battery is low on charge.  With the AC adapter connected and the system turned off the battery should charge fairly quickly and then the LED should turn white indicating that the battery is no longer low in charge and is being charged. Once fully charged the LED should go dark.
Battery Charge LED —
LED that indicates battery charge state.


Illuminates white while plugged in and charging. When the charging is completed LED turns off.


Battery level is low, LED illuminates in amber color.
 Please reply back if it looks like the system is having problems charging the battery.
 
TB

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Hi, I wanted to upgrade my old XPS420 to a Corsair TX750w PSU, but after I installed it I only get an amber blinking light, and it won't boot or anything after that.
The Fan for the PSU does turn on for a sec when I turn it on, but nothing other than that, I had the PSU in to check if it was broken and I was informed it was not broken.
the 4 pin and 24 connector are both connection to the motherboard, and so are the cords for the HDD and DVD drives and graphic card, so not sure at where I could have screwed up?

any help appreciated.
 

Answer:Solved: power button blinking amber after installing cpu

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Hi, I have a Dell Inspiron 545 desktop about 4 years old,Duel Core intell,6 gig ram,500 gig hd.The electric at the house went off and then back on.Computer was dead.Took it to a local Tech.they replaced the power supply.Computer ran for 30 days or so just fine then I heard something like a click .The computer went into like sleep mode with a solid amber light.after a bit of reseach I checked the back connection from the power suppy (4 wires).I just unplugged it and reconnected it.I then took out the ram and reseated it.Worked fine for 3 days and then back to solid amber light again in front.Will not do anything. I dont think the psu fans are running either.Any help would be great! Thanks.ZZ
 

Answer:Dell solid amber light

The User Manual typically has the meaning of the LED lights in the trouble shooting section.

You can also check here: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/Product/inspiron-545
 

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I don't know why the first desktop I've ever owned that broke down is a Dell, but it definitely upsets me seeing as how I spent over $2000 on my XPS 420, and less than $600 on any other computer I've ever owned (which I used for 4+ years on average).  I've had this computer for exactly 1.5 years.  It's had a couple of glitches, such as the HDMI cable not working if the computer gets shut off, computer turning itself on sporadically when it is in sleep mode, etc... but this morning it stopped functioning completely. What's worse about all of this, is the $2000 computer I paid for lacks customer support, I have to pay for it.  Of all the "cheapo" computers I've used in the past, I was ALWAYS able to call the manufacturer for free if there was any issue, regardless of how long I'd owned it.
I was awoken by the whirring of the main fan on my computer (another one of those times when the computer decides it's time to wake itself up without anyone's input), except this time the computer never finished it's turn on phase (you know, when the fan quiets down and the thing powers up), I just kept hearing the fan that sounded like a skipping record (sound of it went up and down very fast, over and over and over again, and never stopped).  I looked at it, and the power button was solid amber.  I tried shutting it down and restarting, and again, the same thing.  I went through Dell's lengthy online he... Read more

Answer:XPS 420 Won't Start, Solid Amber Light

Wow, this can not be a strange coincidence.  I also have an XPS 420.  I awoke this morning,7/4/09, to it in what appeared to be sleep mode.  Amber power button.  But it would not wake.  I have gone through every part as well and can not get it to post.
Just as above It will make a sound as if one of the fans is running, or trying to run.  A soft repedable skiping sound is heard.
And of corse I am now out of warenty.
:(

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Hey folks
A few weeks back, I had the four beeps and amber light on my 8300. Following forum advice, I reset my memory into their slots and trying booting again. This time, no four beeps, but amber light and the screen still blank.
I had to go away for a while, and when I tried again on my return, I was getting the four beeps again. Reset memory once more, but this time it remains along with the amber light.
Help me Dell forums, you're my only hope.

Answer:XPS 8300 four beeps plus solid amber light

The four beeps is a memory failure like you've read before. If you have more than one memory stick, try isolating it down to a certain stick. Like having one stick in and turning on, then swapping for the other stick.

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Hello!I was curious if anyone had any suggestions regarding this issue and what may be done to correct it? 
We have replaced the power supply, CMOSS, HDD & motherboard and we still only get the solid amber light and a black screen along with the 1-2-4 diagnostic lights.

Thank you!

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My Inspiron 530 won't turn on, when I press the power button the fans start and it sounds like it wants to boot, but won't. The light on the front is a steady amber light, not flashing.
What could be wrong? I thought it may be the motherboard, but now I'm reading it could be the power supply. The light on the back, under the power plug is green.
Are there some troubleshooting steps someone can share?
Thanks!

Answer:Inspiron 530 Won't Start/Turn On- Solid Amber Light

What was the last thing you did when the computer was running?

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Hello. After I accidentally unplugged my pc, I tried to turn it back on but only got a solid amber light on the power button, nothing comes on the screen and there are no beeps, the PSU light on the back is green so I don't know if it's a PSU problem. The fans run and I can open the CD tray. I already tried unplugging the cord and holding the power button without results. Thanks

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When my Dell Inspiron 11 is plugged in, the power/battery indicator light is solid amber. When it's unplugged, it's somewhere between amber and white--almost like a pinkish white. It's charging and working fine both plugged in and on battery power.
Another symptom that has started at about the same time is that the USB ports don't seem to be recognizing hardware and when I ran a diagnostic, I got an error W11US-362 error (haven't figured out where I'm supposed to look it up!).
Any advice about what to do next? Thanks in advance.
Adam

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I know this topic has been stated before, but there are no threads that explain the step by step workflow to discovering the cause of the problem.
This should be our goal.
The probIem:
In my case: my Inspiron 620 desktop won't turn on, no light on button, solid orange or amber if you prefer, on board. No whir, no fan. Worked fine yesterday.
It's happened before, quite often actually, in fact, part of me thinks that if I go upstairs and press the button right now, it would whir to life.
Sometimes it goes months without being weird, then it becomes unresponsive, save the steady light, that orange light, like a heartbeat, "I'm still here..."
A bit ago I had to get a new power unit, but I attributed that to a storm, at the time I was fortunate enough to still have the computer under warranty, but this is no longer the case. When I spoke with the very pleasant man on the phone, he walked me through some steps to figure out what the problem was.
I no longer remember those steps.
So the question is: What are the steps to determining the problem my computer is having?
Thank you

Answer:Computer won't turn on, solid orange (amber) light

Hi BC Taylor,
Please follow the below shared instructions to identify the point of failure. First we will try to release the residual charge from the system to check if it powers on or not. Here are the steps:

Disconnect any external peripherals (flash drives, printers, external hard drives) from the computer including the power supply.
Press and hold the power button for 20 seconds.
Reconnect the power supply. Try to restart the computer and check.

If the issue still persists, try swapping the system power cable with monitor power cable if they are identical, else you may try powering on the system using a good known power supply. It can be an issue with the power socket as well, test it on another working power socket too.
If you are still not able to get the system powered on, then most likely the motherboard has failed, and hardware replacement may be required.
Hope this helps. Please reply if you have any questions, I'll be happy to assist you.

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Well, Lets start from where this all happened, I was waiting for my favorite anime to come out with english subs, when iseen a link to it, but it was not it, and it led me to a webpage that didnt load, ibelieve this is where i got the virus.

So my computer started doing horrible things such as opening IE with ads and then The DEP(Data execution prevention?) sent me a message and then explorer crashed. So i had firefox up, but no desktop items or task bar.

Where we are now, is, my computer (as long as the PSU is on and the cord plugged in) the fans and leds are on and there is a red solid on, near the rear of my video card. There is also a red light LED on somewhere in my case, its connected to a wire, i think its just the lights from the front of the case that fell out, so that red LED is also on until i hit the power button and then my computer "starts up" and the red hanging led from the front of the case goes off and i heard my hard disk start spinning. There is no way for me to have my computer not be powered up with fans and leds on without unplugging/switching off the PSU, not even with holding down the power button. I tried clearign the CMOS by moving the jumper thing over and to no avail.

My spec as far as i can remember are.

Vid card: Sapphired RAdeon x1900 GT
Mobo: Asus a8n-e
Power Supply : ThermalTake TR2-500 ATX 12v 2.0

This is one of the first times spyware/virus's have actually rendered my computer unusable. I feel so weak and vulnerable /cry... Read more

Answer:Red Solid Light on my Video Card!

I should add that the computer is 2 years old, and that when i start it up that the screen acts like its about to show something (powers up) and then it just shows the orange light, likeits on standby. (its a semi old dell monitor)
 

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Hi,

I have a Dell Optiplex 780 and when I went to power it up the other night it did not power up.  I'm getting a solid amber light for the power button and lights 2,3, and 4 are blinking above it.  Any idea what this means?

Answer:Dell OptiPlex - Solid amber light, lights 2,3,4 blinking

According to the 780 Service Manual page 13,
Solid Amber Power Light = Second state of the light at power up. Indicates the POWER_GOOD signal is active and it is probable that the power supply is fine. Look at the diagnostic lights for further information.
Page 15 shows that 2/3/4 = A possible USB failure has occurred. Disconnect and reconnect every USB device, then try to power on.

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Hello All, Ive had my y510 for a week now and LOVE it. I just registered it had the model # registration problem, but now its resolved. I dont know if this has come up before, but I had a question about the battery status light (btwn the wifi light an power light) Its really a non-issue at this point, but its something that should be brought up. Every time ive used the machine, its been plugged in, except for a half hour today because the stupid Queens library doesnt let you plug your laptop into the outlets. When I got home, and i was using it, it was charging, and the battery light was solid amber. (its fully charged now and solid blue BUT before it wouldnt go above 98% and it was solid blue) I looked in the user guide and that wasnt one of the things they list. Page 19&20 says its either solid blue, blinking blue, blinking amber or off alltogether. I was wondering if anyone had any idea what a solid amber light indicated? Thank you  Message Edited by helo_darqness on 03-05-2008 02:53 AMMessage Edited by helo_darqness on 03-05-2008 02:54 AM

Answer:Battery Status Light: Solid Amber (not in user guide)

hello.I've noticed the same thing. A solid red light, and it isn't mentioned in the user guide. I've had this laptop for about a month now, and I believe this is the first time i'm noticing it. I usually always have it plugged in. Anyone know?

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I cannot turn on my Dell XPS One Desktop. The on off switch doesn't work. There is a solid red, or amber light on the back panel just below the plug, when it is plugged in? Can you explain what the solid red or amber light indicates please? Thank you.

Answer:Dell Desktop XPS One solid amber light on back panel

First suspect would be the power supply - about $50 to replace.  If that doesn't solve the issue, it's the mainboard - which is more like $400+ to replace.
www.parts-people.com/index.php

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Hello, (she says through gritted teeth)

My son spilt a glass of coke around my pc tonight, as I was cleaning the keyboard I assume I hit the power off button as it shut itself down. I decided this probably wasnt such a terrible thing so I could continue to clean the keyboard and the rest of the mess. I then powered it up and the fan ran furiously (louder than normal) with a solid amber light from the power button and monitor power button. I turned it all of at the power point then turned it all back on, same again. So I decided to remove it open it up and check for moisture inside. There was no moisture in and around the mother board or anywhere else that I could see other than some coming out of the plastic case area which I cleaned (also vacuumed it out to remove dust), but the metal case / base and all insides looked fine. After a while I plugged it back in but same again, fan going flat out and just amber lights. Oh yes and I tried the mouse from it on another computer and it won't work either!

Which part is cactus?

Can I retrieve any of the information / files from the hard drive? I have an Acer and a HP Compact, am I able to put the hard drive into either of these to get my files?

I had files I hadn't backed up on there ( I know it's a sin)

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Ok my husband the computer illiterate came up with the solution! I can't believe it, but I suppose it's common sense, he said maybe the keyboard was... Read more

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Hi, I have dell Inspiron 560s which doesn't boot up, when I press the power button a solid amber light appears, also the cpu fan is making lots of noise.

Answer:My dell Inspiron 560s doesn't boot up, solid amber light

Hi maximraven,
Thank you for writing to the Dell Community Forum.
The solid amber power light indicates there is a system fault error condition, including the power supply or it could be because the system is in sleep/standby states. Disconnect all the cables from the system and then press and hold the power button for 15-20 seconds (Releasing the flea power). Connect the cables back and turn on the system. If this does not work, you could disconnect the cables from the system and then try to reseat the 12 V power connector (ATX12V1) which goes from the power supply unit to the motherboard. You could also check if there is a green light on the rear of the system near the power connector on the power supply unit. Please refer to the service manual using this link http://dell.to/1JHho09.
Please reply if you have any further questions.

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hi guys
as per one of my friend I could replace my memory (RAM) up to 32GB, so I've ordered a couple sticks of Kingston HyperX so I've took slot 1+2 and replaced 2 4GB Hynix RAM by 2 8GB HyperX...
Now I have a good old CPU that doesnt work plus it smell like burnt plastic with no apparent damage to the board or RAM... 
Startup: 2x BEEP (No BIOS)Motherboard Light: Solid AmberBootup Light: Flashing AmberPower Supply Light: Solid Green
I've tried booting from  a single RAM unit on slot one then slot two, and nothing has changed... anyone can help?
Motherboard: 0Y2MRGhttp://www.findlaptopdriver.com/specs-0y2mrg-dell/Processor: i7 2700Primary: SSD Kingston HyperX Savage 240 (added)Secondary: Seagate 1.5TB + 2TB (added) Barracuda (7200)New RAM: ts/HX316C10FK2/16http://www.kingston.com/dataSheets/HX316C10FK2_16.pdfOld RAM: HMT351U6CFR8C-H9https://www.amazon.com/PC3-10600-1333MHz-Hynix-HMT351U6CFR8C-H9-Unbuffered/dp/B0118BTRAS

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My Z640 has a 925w poer supply but the only 6-pin power plug I find remaining isn't sufficient to power my GTX 1070 video card under heavt use. It requires 2x 8-pin power plugs and the adapter I have installed is not always able to provide enough power. HP chat help wasn't any help. Do I need to install a new power supply that provides 8-pin pci-e power plugs?

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My inspiron one 2305 has just quit working.   On power up, the power switch glows a steady amber.  The fans come on and you can hear the HD start to spin up and run.  No video, splash screen, or anything else.  No POST beeps, either.   A possible cause was the LCD inverter, but I've just installed a new one and that did not fix the problem.  External power supply appears to be functioning normally.   I suspect the motherboard is gone.    And the warranty is long expired, of course.
Apparently this issue is a common one for the 2305 and a result of defective design on Dell's part.    Quite a few other people are experiencing the same problem.   Anyone else run across this and fixed it?

Answer:Inspiron One 2305 has stopped booting up. Steady amber light on power switch. Fans and HD run. No video/splash. No POST beeps.

I have the same issue with mines.

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Laptop only 1 year old. Just out of warranty. In home light duty use only. Tried to power up one day and noticed solid amber light although charger was plugged in. Purchased new genuine Lenovo charger. No luck. Purchased new power input connector (yellow plug on unit's side) and internal cable to motherboard. Installed nicely. Checked input to motherboard: 20VDC. But still no power and amber light solid. Purchased new battery. Still no power. Still amber light solid. No flicker, no display, no nothing. Next is motherboard replacement, but i7 8GB motherboard is $400! Even on E-bay.  Tried all of the reset procedures people post: holding power button and BIOS button (together and separate) for 20-30 seconds with and without battery and power cord plugged in. Tried disconnecting small battery to clear CMOS.  Anyone have this issue? How in the world can a motherboard fail on a unit cared for maticulously including always having proper cooling in an indoor environment. I've never used this unit outdoors. I don't have kids (lol). Lenovo says $99 repair inspection and probably new motherboard at $400. Seriously!?!? $500 for repair of a one year old laptop. Shame on you Lenovo!  

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The amber light below the start button is always bust like somethings running in the background or as if something is trying to instale. Does anyone know why this light is continuously on?

Answer:Amber Light Below Start Button

Are you referring to your casing start button?

If so, that is the light of your HardDisk activity. It is normal for it to blink.

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My computer is getting power but screen is black and amber light turns on for 3 seconds then nothing.  I tried draining the power but still no change

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My computer was down when I came back from lunch and could not get it to come back on.  If I hold the power button down for about 7 seconds it blinks orange but there is not noise from the fan coming on or post beep.  Also the green light on the back is not on either. All of the other equipment sharing the same power strip come on but not the desktop so it is not the power strip.  I also tried to set it up in another office on a completely different circuit and still does the same thing. What should I try next?

Answer:OptiPlex 790 Wont power on power light blinks amber

Which form factor, desktop, mini-tower, small form, ultra-small form?
From the (desktop) manual: Blinking amber light indicates a problem with the system board.
Are any of the 4 diagnostic LEDs on when it won't boot? ,They're on the front of the PC next to the power button. Look up error codes in the manual.
Possible power supply failure if the green light is off on the back. Can you try a different power cord? What happens if you push the power supply diagnostic button on back of PC next to that (green) power light? 

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Question: amber power light

Dell Inspiron 2305. purchased 2011. Will not turn on and power light is amber. Any thoughts. Thanks.

Answer:amber power light

Is it steady or blinking?

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Question: amber power light?

i share my computer with a co-worker. When she got in to work last night she couldn't log on to the computer. When the computer was turned on she notice alot of information, then it said starting windows 95 and all tha happened was a flashing bar in the upper left hand side of the screen and the monitors power light turned from green to amber. What happened?
 

Answer:amber power light?

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I have an Optiplex 390 (actually 3 with similar behavior...).
PC would not power on. I did the power test and determine the Mobo was the issue.
I replaced the Mobo with a new one. Still can't power from front power button, but if I go at the back to the power supply 'power test button' and press on it the full PC comes on with all fans everything, but front power button is amber. And I get nothing on display, fans stay full speed. I can turn off, by pressing the from power button for a few seconds.
I tried using the CPU from another of the 3 PCs that had similar power issues and pointed to Mobo.
I reconnected all cables, tried different RAM modules, different video card, nothing makes a difference.
Not sure where to look now.

Answer:Optiplex 390 Amber power light, but all power looks good

Assuming that you replaced the motherboard then it likely is the power supply has had it you'll need to buy a new one.

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Not sure if i'm in the right place, but just wanted to see if I could get any help with this problem. I "tried" to turn on my computer the other day and nothing happened, the power light just blinked an amber color with no noise or anything. I know that if it buzzes or makes a sound it can be determined what the problem is, but it does nothing. Can anyone tell me what the problem is? Thanks
 

Answer:Power Light Blinks Amber

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I have an N22 chromebook that when plugged into a known good power adapter, the charging light blinks amber.  Nothing appears on the screen, so it appears to be dead.  Pressing power does nothing.  Can anyone recommend something for me to try to revive, or is this unit done for?  

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i have a dell 2400 that has a similar problem to the one in this thread: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/962133-tower-still-but-power-light.html

difference is that all 4 lights in the back stay green and there are no odd rings during start-up.
 

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Answer:Laptop help. flickering amber light no power on

either when pluged into a Mains or just of battery hit power swithc just does nothing.Win200 O/s, Toshiba Satalite Pro 4300Yes I did buy it second hand, Aug 02, it did work ok, till this morning after not using it for a few weeks its just a box with a small flashing light and zilch.Think I have been ripped of.Does anyone know if there is a stolen Laptop database for Toshiba stuff as i now have my doubts. This one for Mr Jazzypop the Link man.

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My Tecra A1 wont power on. Instead I just get a blinking amber power light.

Things I have tried:
1. Removing the AC adapeter
1a. The Pwr light still blinks : the comp wont turn on

2. Removing the AC adpter and the battery. Inserting the battery and hitting the power button
2a. When I remove the battery the blinking goes away, when the battery is replaced, the comp wont turn on

3. Removing power cord, and batttery : reattaching battery then power cord - hitting power button
3a. Right when I reattach the power cord, the power button starts blinking amber. Power button does nothing.

The light only blinks (or does anything for that mater) when the power cord is in.

In advance, thanks for the help.

Answer:Tecra A1 No power : Blinking Amber Light

Hi

Try to start your Tecra without battery just connected on power supply.

It is possible that here is some problem with battery. If the Power supply microcontroller detects an error the DC IN lamp sends a blinking code. Reading this code it is possible to know what the problem is.

If you think that battery is defect contact service partner.

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About a month ago I found my computer tower was still 'on' but the screen was black and the green power light on the tower had turned amber. The light wasn't blinking, it was steady. I had to hold the power button down to get it to shut down and restart. It happened yesterday again, when I hadn't been near it for awhile, and that time and the time before I had FF up with stuff to look at later so I thought it was going into standby mode or something, except that it happened again about 20 minutes ago while I was using it. No odd noises before the light changes color either. Although, I have heard a couple odd noises that might be coming from the tower in the last little while. It sort of sounds like a phone set to ring on pulse, but it is pretty quite and two quick rings of two pulses about 5 minutes apart. It seems to be fine after restarting.

Preliminary ideas as to what could be causing this? I've done some basic research and have read that it could be the power supply. I will also say that each time it has happened the computer has been on for over 10 hours before hand.

It is a dell (can't mind model # right now) and is running Windows XP home.
 

Answer:Tower still 'on' but power light tuns amber?

worth running dell diagnostics usually press 12 on start up
 

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Hello All,
I have a Dell XPS 8500 tower system.   My original issue started when i got 'no bootable device found' during bootup.  I had updated 3 month before to Win 10.  I changed HD but it did not appear to be the issue.   Put original HD back and modified BIOS several times, which at times it would start successfully but it would crash after a couple of days and i would get 'no boot device found' again.  Now, when i try to start PC, plug in power cord I get amber color light in power button.  Mobo light is also amber color. 
Any feedback will be greatly appreciated. 

Answer:Dell XPS 8500 amber power light

delosrec,Product not tested for Windows 10 upgradeDell is not testing or developing Windows 10 drivers for this product. If you choose to upgrade, some features, applications, and connected devices may not work as expected.For an amber colored power light  below is information. Steady Amber System is in standby.orThis is a system fault error condition, including the power supply. Only the +5VSB rail on the power supply is working correctly. Press the power button to bring the system out of standby mode. Ensure all power cables are securely connected to the system board. Ensure the main power cable and front panel cable are securely connected to the system board. A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer. NOTE: If the system was turned off abruptly, you need to disconnect and plug in the AC power cord, then turn on the system. Otherwise, you may see an incorrect power LED state.

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Hello, My Dell 2400 computer that I've had for 2 years went completely dead. I replaced the power supply and now there is only a steady amber power light right at power up. Never gose to green. No video or drive lights come on. None of the diagnostic leds are on. Went to the Dell support page and did the unplug boards and cables steps, etc. until I got to the "contact a tech" part. Computer is out of warranty. Any suggestions? Is the motherboard bad?
 

Answer:Dell Steady Amber Power Light

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Does anyone have a list of flash codes for the Tecra M2.
A coworker has a laptop that will not boot up. the AC power light flashes amber. a long, short, long,short, long, short, long, short.

I have checked the battery and reseated the RAM.
Any Ides?

Answer:Tecra M2 does not boot - AC power light flashes amber

I think only ASP's have this kind of information.

If you have tried different memory, and tried the memory in different slots, its probably a Mainboard problem.

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Hello,

I am dazed with this problem. Trying to find the solution on all the forums.

My brother owns a Dell Desktop computer and suddenly it stopped working.

- The Power button light is flashing continuously.
- The green light on the motherboard is perfectly on.
- The port light where the telephone wire goes and the usb port next to it on the motherboard is blinking continuously.
- The processor is not starting.
- If I remove the power cord, the lights mentioned above and same for 15 seconds.



What must be the possible problem.


MAny Thanks in advance

Karthik
 

Answer:Dell PC not starting: amber flashing power light

You would be dazed again, because this is probably caused by a failing power supply. The blinking power button is a good clue. The green LED on the motherboard simply means that you have a power cord plugged in... It could be a bad motherboard too, but power supplies are easier to replace and cheaper to start with
 

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I am currently having a problem when I hit the power button on my computer. The power light flashes amber for 5 to 10 minutes before the computer actually starts up. It then goes green and starts to boot. Does anyone have any idea how to solve this problem>
 
Thanks
 
 

Answer:Problem with Dell XPS 400 amber flashing power light

This occurs when there is a hardware issue. If you change anything then goback and check to see if it was correctly installed. (Reseat memory for example)Could be any hardware including the power supply, loose cables, video card ect..

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Hi My F1904 monitor seems to have a fault. When I power it on the power switch flashes amber and I get no display. Any suggestions? There does not seem to be any mention of this in the documentation. Many Thanks 

Answer:F1904 Monitor flashing amber power light

amber usually means sleep mode. flashing can mean different things. Disconnect the video cable, turn it off, pull the power plug, wait 10 seconds, plug it in and turn it on. Press the OSD buttons to see if you can bring up the on screen display. If that comes, up try connecting it again. Hopefully the PC is not sending out a bad video signal. 

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My mom gave me a Dell Dimension 4700 computer that was acting up. She said it would turn it's self off randomly and she thought it was a virus. When I brought the computer to my place, it powered on once, then I went to turn it on again and nothing. No lights, no power what so ever. So after doing some research I bought a new power supply for it. I just replaced the power supply and plugged the computer in and now there is a blinking amber light in the front and a solid green light on the motherboard but it won't turn on. I have checked all of the connections and they are properly seated. Any ideas what is causing the problem?
 

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trying to turn on toshiba tecra a8 laptop. the light on the power button flashes twice amber and once green and it won;t start up.

any suggestions?

Answer:Tecra A8: Power light flashing amber twice and won't boot

Remove the battery and (try) to start the notebook only with AC-Adaptor connected.
If your A8 behaves the same you have to bring it to service.

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hey there folks i was wondering if theres anyone out there that would help me fix a problem.


Dell Dimension 4500S
xp


i cleaned my pc lastnight including the psu(opened it up and cleaned out the dust with a qtip.

after putting it back together & double checking everything i turned it on but the power light was

Amber, the psu fires up and the hard drive does as well but the pc does thing more ,, nothin on the screen no error messages ,,
oh and the diagnostic lights on the back are not comeing on either..

PLEASE HELP!!! THIS COMPUTER WAS A GIFT TO MY INLAWS N I WANT TO GET HER GOIN AGAIN. thakyou so much

Answer:Amber power light on dell dimesion 4500s

Check that the 4pin CPU power connector is still fully plugged into the motherboard, as well as the 24 pin main power connector.

Does it beep at all?

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Hello everyone,
I bought an XPS 13 touchscreen dell i7 (ubuntu) on 14 Nov 2016. Today I found that the Power/Amber Light keep blinking and once I logged to the system (i.e., the desktop is reachable), the laptop goes off back in a repeating situation.
I don't want to open the device and touch the memory and hard disk ...etc.!
Please, any suggestions or advise for such problem?
Thank you,Naif Alshammari.

Answer:XPS 9360 Flashing Power/Amber Light - OS isn't stable!

Probably get a better response if you re-post this in the Laptop forum. (This is the Desktop forum.)
en.community.dell.com/.../3518

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I have a Dell Dimension 5150 desktop that is 4 years old (kids computer).  Worked last week but now cannot even power it down by holding the power button.  The power button just keeps blinking an amber light.  I have unplugged everything then plugged back in, tested all the cords.  Any thoughts?Leah

Answer:Dell Dimension amber power light blinking

Right from Dell:http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim5150/en/sm/tshoot1.htm#wp1120147See System Lights:Blinking Amber:  A power supply or system board failure has occurred.Check the diagnostic lights to see if the specific problem is identified. Also, see "Power Problems" in your computer Owner's Manual.Scroll down a bit further to see Diagnostic Lights.

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System will not power on at all, and the power light displays the dreaded blinking amber light. It's getting no power at all, and the PSU has been ruled out because I tested the machine with another known working PSU. I have also reseated the RAM, video card, and CPU as well as reseating all power cables and still nothing. I'm trying to find another socket 775 P4 for testing, but haven't come up with one yet. Am I looking at a defective MOBO here, or does anyone have any other troubleshooting ideas?

Thanks,

Anthony
 

Answer:Solved: Dell XPS 400 Blinking Amber Power LIght

We decided to just say forget it and build a new one, lol.
 

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Hi & Thanks for reading my question,

I have a Dell e510 I am trying to fix for a friend. When power is turned on, the power light flashes green for an instant, then continues to flash amber. Nothing at all appears on the monitor. It goes to flashing amber in a sec or 2.

I have unplugged all the components and removed the memory so that I have just the motherboard and video card. I have replaced the Power supply. I have remocved the CMOS battery. Still having the problem. Is it possible that a bad or no hard drive (I have the power unplugged to the hard drive at this point). Would cause a Dell E510 not to POST.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Dell e510 Flashing Amber Power Light

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please assist tried removing memory reinstalled tried airbrushing fan hoping its not m/b issue

Answer:presario c500 won't power up amber light flashing

We need more information. Did you try it with A/C and no battery? Try with battery alone? Was it plugged in while the light was flashing?

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Greetings all, Shaun here, new to the forum.
Thought I would post this, so someone somewhere may see it one day, and it may help them. Also, maybe someone here has an idea as to what may be causing this, as I don't believe i have fixed the underlying issue, just allowed myself to continue using my machine for the time being.
So, got up this morning, made my coffee, went to the desktop - Dell Dimension 9150. Hit the power button, NOTHING. Looked at the button, and it was flashing amber, probably once every 4-5 seconds.
Great. Opened it up, checked all connections. Unplugged, held power button for 20 seconds or so, until the green LED on the MB went off. Unplugged all peripherals, plugged back in, same deal.
Opened up spare, non working PC, that has a known good power supply (700 watt), threw that into the Dell. Sane deal. Started reading different forums. Decided to try jumping the green wire on the main power cable (24 pin), WHILE PC IS PLUGGED IN. I found, that as long as I would hold the jumper into the green / black wires, it would start the fans up, everything sounded like it was starting up. Problem is, I was nervous, as I didn't know if this was going to damage anything, so i didn't want to sit there and hold it for any longer than I needed to. Well, as soon as I took out the jumper, the PC would go right back to being OFF, indefinitely.
Original power supply back into the Dell.
Read somewhere, that someone was able to jumpstart their power supply, then plug... Read more

Answer:Woke up to No Power Up, Flashing Amber Power Button

Replaced the motherboard battery lately?

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I have a Dell Optiplex GX620 ultra small factor form, and as of recently it was fine, until a few days ago where it just randomly shut off and the Power button was blinking an Amber color, I did some research and unplugged most of what i saw and replugged it in inside the pc which made it boot back up and works most of the time but it doesnt last for long.. usually it shuts back off and shows the same blinking light on the power button.. When it starts up the light blinks an amber color.. The fans and harddrive start up and everything.. is it my psu? do i need to replace it? or is it something else..? Any help is very much appreciated!
 

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I have A Dell Dimension 4400. It's been a pain in the butt to power on lately. Mainly I keep it on. Every now and then my video display screen goes wacky and the resolution changes by itself and the icons get BIGGER.. So I reboot..

It takes 15 - 20 tries to get started (thats just why I leave it on).. Nevertheless, the power light seems to stay yellow and I simply walk away. 15 -20 min later it just boots up. No idea why it takes so long..

Well about 2hrs ago the display went nuts. Lost all the color. I took apart the PC and not surprised, The video card was very LOOSE (almost out) I took EVERY connection inside the PC apart and cleaned them. I reseated every cable & card in the system. Everything's nice and tight.

I go to reboot (power up) and the Yellow (amber) light comes on the power botton. No beeps, No green lights, all 4 lights on the back of the PC are Out, No fans run, no CD light, No CD power. Just a Yellow (amber) solid light on the power button.

At this point I open back up the box and take put the button cell battery (waite 10 min) then put back. I took ALL the connections off for the second time, and all is tight. I power up, same thing. Yellow (amber) light. No beeps no nothing.. I even changed out power cords and different outlets..

The Power Supply fan is about 1yr old (i'm sure that means nothing) About the only thing I dident do is the Jumper test for Power Supply..

Any thoughts?
Thanks
Superlost :cry
 

Answer:Dell Dimension 4400 yellow (amber) light NO POWER

PSU or motherboard issues. Sound to me like dead PSU but the fact that you have the amber light on the front says that you are getting some sort of powerfrom your PSU.

1. Test your PSU with a multi meter. A good guide can be found here

2. Look on your motherboard for the green power LED that identified that your MB is getting power (Note: it usually a small rectangular LED not a big traditional round one).

If your PSU has power on the 24pin ATX connector and the power LED on your MB is out you have a dead MB

3. It could simply be that the power push button has become disconnected, is broken or is on the wron connector. Consult your motherboard manual to find out what pins it should be connected to. make sure it is connected properly. If it is connected properly remove the connecter and short the two pins with a paper clip (This has the same effect as pushing the push button) and it should boot your PC.

Hope this helps.

EDIT: I you dont have you MB manual post you make and model and we will do the rest!!
 

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Hello, I don't know allot about computers, but each time i turn on the computer it goes to power save mode.
It asks me to press any buttons or click the mouse, i do but nothing happens, neither the mouse or keyboard light up as they use to, only for a slight second once its turned on, then it goes away. The little bulb on the back of the tower is steady green and i use a vga cable. I'd like to know how to fix this problem so I could use the computer.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 570 - power save mode/amber light

Blinking Amber = Bad power supply.
Solid Amber = Dead motherboard.

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Hello, Last month a message from lenovo power manager software pops up on the laptop, saying something like my power adapter needs to be replaced it is not providing enough. It continued to work for a few days before stop charging at all. When I plugged in to AC power, my Yoga would start charging for 2 seconds and stop. If I took out the plug and reconnect, it just did the same and not charge. While plugged in, the laptop charging icon disappears after the 2 initial seconds and the power light on my pc flashes steadly on/off amber. I managed to order this power adapter here before out of battery. When I received the adapter my Yoga started charging again with no problem. The next day however, my screen went black and stop working. Warrenty out dated, so I openned the machine and found a loose screw from the fan, put it back and by magic the screen is working again. The next day I plug in my laptop, let it charges for a few hours. When I turn it on the charging icon disappears again. Same thing as before, not charging with flashing amber light. I noticed that when unplugged, the light would go to solid white like normal. So I have 70% battery left before I feel like just throwing this thing in the trash! I couldn't find anybody with the same problem. I was wondering if updating the BIOS could help but when I tried a message came up "Please plugin and try again", Great...! Someone please help!

Answer:Yoga 2 13 - stopped charging - power light flashing amber

Hi pjz,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I would suggest try isolating if Battery or AC is causing this problem.
 
First is to try removing the battery on your Yoga
Here's is a simple guide.
https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Lenovo+Yoga+2+13-Inch+Battery+Replacement/39456
 
Now while there is no battery Try plugging your adapter and try turning the computer ON.
It should power up using only the AC adapter.
 
If it did not.
 Your problem lies with the the power System, COuld be the charging port. Try observing the Port or follow the wire that runs to it.
 
 
 
 
If the computer power up without the Battery in it, without any problem. This is a problem with your battery.
 
Let me know your findings
Regards
Solid Cruver
 
 





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My laptop is almost 12 months old.  2 weeks ago the power light (on front of case) started blinking -- 1 white, 4 amber, repeated continuously -- when A/C power cord plugged in and battery has a charge.  Same if I unplug A/C power cord and run only on battery. (Bios show battery is "Normal" and icon tray shows battery is fully charged.)  Power light is constant white when I remove battery and power only with A/C cord. I called Dell Tech Support and they told me that this is not a problem with battery and that my laptop is properly functioning.  Blinking light would seem to indicate otherwise.  I would appreciate any insights that anyone might have, in particular if you have encountered this same problem.  Thank you.

Answer:Inspiron 1545 Power Light Blinking White/Amber

Hello again
Thank you so much for replying. YES, when I disconnect the battery and only run on A/C power the light stays white.
So, I will have to get a new battery which is quite expensive as I am no longer under warranty. I hardly ever use it, only to move the laptop from one room to the other. I pretty much use it like a "desktop". I have been putting up with the annoying light for a couple of weeks now, sometimes I disconnect the battery just to get rid of the annoyance, but it has been windy/stormy weather here and we are known to have occasional power outages, so I rather keep it in.
Anyways, thank you so much for posting your issue and writing back. I appreciate it 

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Hallo!

As a total DELL-Lover I only have such Machines around.
I just wanted to build up a OP 760 for my little son.

When I plug the power cort, the diagnostic LEDs 2 3 4 keep flashing while the power LED is amber.
System has only orgiginal DELL components, no add-on cards.

I checked out two CPU types:
intel E8600 and E7300

Also, I tried without any CPU - then, the diagnostic lights for a missing CPU light up.

I would be so perfect if there would be any solution for this.

Anyone knows how to fix that?

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Hello, I don't know allot about computers, but each time i turn on the computer it goes to power save mode.
It asks me to press any buttons or click the mouse, i do but nothing happens, neither the mouse or keyboard light up as they use to, only for a slight second once its turned on, then it goes away. The little bulb on the back of the tower is steady green and i use a vga cable. I'd like to know how to fix this problem so I could use the computer.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 570 - power save mode/amber light

Green LED on the back just means power is available not that power supply is ok.

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I was on my computer one morning and we happened to have a power flash, quickly on and off. Afterwards i turn on my computer, everything comes normally, gives me the safe boot option, i start up windows 7 log in and it freezes, on a side note that is very unusal. I've had my setup for a month now and not 1 freeze. Afterwards anytime i attempt to turn on my computer the monitor stays amber and nothing shows, no bios nothing. I've tried tried multiple things such as replacing the power supply, running bare minimum (1 stick of ram, cpu, cpu fan and power supply without graphics card installed), Ironically im in a nerdrage rush to get it fixed by 11p.m. central time tonight, a new game i've been preparing for with new comp upgrades and such for months comes out on midnight and i very much so intend to be there for it.

my computer specs:
890GPA-UD3H Motherboard
3.3 dual core am3 socket processor
9800gt xlr8 nvidia graphics card
2 sticks of 2 gig 1333mhz ddr3 ram
600w Power supply
500 gig sata harddrive

im running windows 7 professional 64x

i was running a 480w power supply when the power flashed, i bought a 600w today.
 

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My refurbished dell optiplex GX280 worked fine until a month or so ago when I moved it to another room in my home. When I powered up, the power light was blinking amber. I tried all of the options that did not require buying new parts du to financial reasons, so it's sat since then.

I just decided to look at it again and powered it on. Everything seemed to start OK but no dispay. The diagnostic lights indicated faulty memory. I then located and removed the faulty DIMMM, and it started right up.

About ten minutes later the computer shut off by itself back to the blinking amber power light. :evil:

Any info would be appreciated Thank you. :grinthumb
 

Answer:Dell Optiplex GX280 blinking amber power light

The power supply has probably gone bad...
 

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Did some searching on here and tried a couple of things. Turned computer on earlier and just got a black screen and two green lights on front. Turned off power from back(because power button on front didn't work), powered back on and an amber light came on and green light on the right. I can hear the fan running and I can open doors on my disc drives so i'm thinking it's not the PSU, plus I had replaced that from the original one when it failed a couple years ago. Another person suggested a motherboard test so I removed all the cards and disconnected all the drives like they said, powered back up and the solid amber light is now solid green. What can I try next?
 

Answer:Solved: Dell Dimension won't boot, getting some power and amber light

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I have an XPS 8700.  It has been stored for about 14 months without use.  Tried to start it up today and there is no light behind the power button and pressing the button has no effect.  If I hold down the diagnostic power button on the back the PC boots up as normal and and allows me to login and use the computer without issue - BUT only provided I keep the diagnostic button pressed.  The top power button lights up with a constant white light.
When I let the diagnostic button go the PC shuts down immediately.
I've tried different power cables and power sockets.  I've replaced the CMOS 3v battery with a new one.
Does anyone have any ideas?  Is it just a faulty power button module (F7M7N) that needs replacing?

Answer:XPS 8700 power button not working

Did you disconnect/reconnect the power button module cable to the motherboard? Constant white power button = The system is fully functional and in the On state.

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Hi,

I've been working on a Satellite 2805-S201 and all was fine until I placed a PCMCIA Wireless with a 3.3V power rating.
After that, the AC power light will flash Amber 8 times and recycle.

This is with AC power, Battery power, AC and no battery installed, etc. If I pull the power plug and battery, and then put them both in, the AC light is green and the battery will charge. As soon as I Push the on/off button, I hear a faint click from the right side of the unit and then it goes into the amber power cycling.

The Support bulletins mentioned that the card could get damaged, but didn't mention the Unit itself.
No, the PCMCIA card is still not plugged in

Any Thoughts?

AC

Answer:Satellite 2805-S201: AC power light flashes amber 8 times

Hi

The blinking LED provides a micro code which refers to the hardware fault.
But please don?t ask me what this code could mean because in my opinion only an authorized service provider can read it and can check this in his manuals and documentations.
But one this is sure, in most cases it?s a motherboard hardware problem! ;(

Possibly the external PCMCIA card was not fully compatible and damages something on the board? but this is only my personal suggestion and to ensure what?s wrong a hardware fault diagnostic would be necessary.

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Hi folks,

I write here because I've a problem...
My Satellite PRO 4600 of 2002 doesn't turn on anymore.
It shows a flashing amber light when I press the Pwr On switch...
I'm an electrotecnic, so you can explain me the problem.... thanks :)

Davide

Answer:Satellite Pro 4600 amber light flashing if I press the power switch

It sounds like a mainboard problem?

Try to remove the AC/DC adaptor and battery and then wait one hour. Connect the AC/DC adaptor and the battery. Now try it again.

Does this happen if with battery and/or AC adaptor?

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I have to 2 Dell Precision T3600 computers that only power on after the second try.
If you press the power button first time: the power button get's a amber light & 1 3 4 diagnostic get a flickering amber light. 
If you turn the computer off and press the power button again it will turn on and work as normal.
I have been able to diagnose that the PSU is the problem.
I would like to know if I can continue to use these desktops in their current state? Are there any potential consequences / risks involved?
Also can the PSU can be repaired? If so how?

Thank you in advance.

Answer:Dell Precision T3600 Power Supply (PSU) amber light issue

Manual indicates it may be PSU cable related:


1- Blink 2- Off 3- Blink 4- Blink

PSU Cable Failure
All PSU cables may not be properly connected to system board. (PS_ON asserted, missing a main power rail)


Did you try to reseat the motherboard's PSU cable(s)?

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Hello guys i hope someone can help me. My desktop stoped working and it showed me the amber power light.
First i cleaned the inside of the desktop from dust. I checked the battery it was fine ( 3V as indicated) then i checked rams. Also fine. Checked the video card also fine. Then i figured maybe it's the power supply. I jumped it and it worked the fan works and most of the outputs are fine. Then i tried to plug only the 24pin conector on the the mobo , it worked fine the fan kept spinning the HDD worked the cd-rom workd ..there was no stopping. But once i pluged the 4 pin atx mobo ps, every thing stoped again. I repeated the same thing 3 times. Once the 4 pin atx is pluged everything stops. What should i do. Is it the mobo ? Please help

Answer:Amber power light of death flashing Dell optiplex gx620

Hi Eddysam,
Please check the power button if it is solid or flashing, is there any pattern for the same. Please check the keyboard caps lock and number lock key if it toggles while the system is turned on.
For me to better assist in troubleshooting, please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.

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Hello, I have a XPS 8700 desktop and about four months ago It started. The power button didn't work whenever I pressed it. It would function when it wanted to. But today it isn't working at all. I press the power button and nothing happens, the button doesn't turn orange. It just doesn't work. Could someone help me? I'm not so smart with computers but there's no use to insist until it functions like it was some months ago. Please help, I'm desperate

Answer:XPS 8700 Power button doesn't work

First read through the XPS 8700 Owner’s Manual. The reason is that you are going to remove the front bezel (page 21) that houses the power button. Once removed, press the actual button on the chassis itself to see if the system then powers on. If not, follow the power button cable (page 58) to the motherboard and reset the cable. Test the button on the chassis again. Then examine the button on the inside of the front bezel. Does it appear to be working?

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I have a satellite A105-4054, which has given excellent service. Yesterday, the power light started flashing amber and stopped charging the battery. I had a second freshly charged battery, which I used instead and the power light still flashes amber.

I checked the Original Toshiba battery charger, which came with the unit, with a voltmeter and it shows 15 volts, which is correct. The laptop will boot normally with a freshly charged battery, but it will not charge when plugged in, and the power light flashes amber continually. If I remove the battery and leave the laptop plugged in, the power light flashes amber continually, and nothing happens (no power up). I would be happy to just run the laptop on AC, but that is not possible, right now

The toshiba power utility system tray icon, when the laptop is booted up on the fresh battery, flashes back and forth between charging and battery, and the battery does not seem to charge. Previously, the power utility would show AC power continuously when the unit was plugged in and the power light would stay blue.

I really like the laptop, since it has given superb service, and would like to keep it. Any reasonable solutions, please?

Thanks guys (and gals)!

Answer:Re: Satellite A105 - power light started flashing amber/battery not charging

On this virtual way nobody can say for sure what the problem is but after reading your detailed posting I think there is problem with power supply electronic placed on the mainboard. Only technicians with special diagnostic tools can say for sure what is wrong there.

In my opinion there is no much you can do about it and in such case whole mainboard must be exchanged. If you want contact nearest authorized service provider, explain the situation and I hope they can tell you more about that.

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Has anyone else with this model been experiencing issues with the PC shutting down, and then blinking orange amber light on the front?
We have 100 of these and had this problem on a few of them. The blinking pattern is 2 then 1, which Dell says is system board failure. But resetting the power fixes it till it happens again. The first time it happened we replaced the PC, and the same thing happened. So we replaced the power adapter, and the same thing happened. Then we took a whole new PC out of a box and finally that person didnt have the issue again. But now someone else is.

Answer:Optiplex 3020m Amber Blinking Power Button

Hi ,
These models have clearly indicators of  faulty component with the help of power buttons which blink accordingly .Now when the power button is showing blinking amber with pattern of 2 and then 1 it shows that system board is faulty . I can assist you with the service call ,do provide the service tag info ,system owners details ,contact no ,physical address ,invoice copy (sent via private message ) so that I can verify the same to arrange for service call.
Hope to hear from you soon .
Kindest Regards,

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Have Dell Inspirion (service tag 8KF9DK1) running Vista (yea, it's over 5 years old) Had the Dell off to side of my desk for 1 year, not in use, after got an HP laptop. Had 19" monitor I used for Dell and then set up with the HP  laptop for better screen/larger screen. Monitor had worked fine for years on desktop, and the last year great with the laptop. Last week I got a new Dell 23" wide screen and set that up with the laptop yesterday-works great. Today wanted to pull some old data off Dell desktop onto a 32g USB drive and the transfer to laptop. When first tried to boot Dell, got power, but 5 beeps and blinking amber front power light  when it tried to boot. Green light was on, steady, on the back of computer. Powered down, tried trick of removing all memory sticks, restarting (all fans worked at this point), turning off, and reinserting memory sticks. Then reattached all cables for peripherals. Know the monitor is fine....before I connected it to Dell, it came up.When turned it back on, amber blinking light on front of Dell (power button) but no power. Checked interior connections and realized I'd knocked power cable off hard drive. Reconnected it, and now have power but still the constant blinking  amber power button.  Checked all connections. ARRGGHHHH.... All I really need is to pull the hard drive and get the data off it onto my USB stick, Is there an adapter I can use to connect this old hard drive into my laptop, even thou... Read more

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I bought this a couple of years ago from a local computer store. It's been very reliable and I run Ubuntu 16.04 Linux on it. This afternoon I had a power drop of a second or so and since then when trying to boot the issue in the subject happens. I can get to boot as usual by pressing the power supply test button which gives me a green light on the power supply and then pressing the power button will let it boot normally. I don't have any version of Windows installed so it's not possible to run any diagnostic unless there are some Linux based ones.
Thanks for any help

Answer:Dell Optiplex 780 MiniTower, power light flashes amber diagnostic lights 1 & 3 flash

Blinking Amber power: Initial state of light at power up. Indicates system has power, but the POWER_GOOD signal is not yet active. If the Hard Drive light is off, it is probable that the power supply needs to be replaced. If the Hard Drive light on, it is probable that an onboard regulator or VRM has failed. Look at the diagnostic lights for further information.
1+3:  Memory modules are detected, but a memory configuration or compatibility error has occurred.
You could try resetting BIOS to see if you can clear the error.

Reboot and press F2 to open BIOS setup
Copy down all current BIOS settings
Power off, unplug
Press/hold power button for ~15 sec
Open case and remove motherboard battery
Press/hold power button for ~30 sec
Reseat RAM modules in their slots
Reinstall battery- good time for new CR2032 coin cell, if this one is old
Close case and reboot

If that helps, go back into BIOS setup, and confirm that all settings match what you wrote down. Be sure to save any changes before exiting setup.

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1st off I have an A65 S065 and has been working fine after a motherboard replacement, my fault it had to be replaced.

Anyway I have the power button LED is blue & amber leds are lit at same time. Anyone have an idea as to what this indicates, or perhaps I've gotten into something I do not know what it is and it needs to be reset back. Any ideas?

Thanks,
Ben

Answer:Satellite A65-S065 - Power button LED is blue & amber at same time

Hi

I have checked the user manual of Satellite A65 and there I can find an information that the Power LED blinks amber indicating the machine is in standby mode. So for me it sounds like that your notebook is in standby mode.

What happens if you click on start > shut down and choose the shut down from the pull down menu? Normally the power button LED should be off and also the notebook is in hibernation mode.

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My Inspiron 5675 Gaming Desktop has an amber solid power button please help me! The 5675 lights up and turns on but, the power button is just a solid amber. The LCD won't show the Windows or Dell screen. This happened after an update. Please help me and come up with a solution.

Answer:Inspiron 5675 Desktop, no boot, amber power button

What specific "update" did you run that caused this issue?
Here is your Service Manual. Page 147 list the "Diagnostics". Are there any beep codes? Is the power button LED blinking?

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As I press the power button, it stays orange and I hear a 1 small beep noise. The computer does not turn anything else and fans are not working. And there is the same color light on the motherboard. When the power button is off there is a green light near the power plug and then it turns off as I turn on the power button.
Before this event, the power button was orange and fans were all working. Next the power button flashed between orange and blue then stops and continues about 3 times. Then it turned off all fans and the power button stays orange. (Both senerios were unable to power the monitor, mouse, and keyboard and does not emit a green light around the ethernet cable.)

Answer:Dell Inspiron 530S Amber/Orange Power Button

Hi CodyOnFire,Thanks for posting.1 Beep means a possible motherboard failure.  http://dell.to/2p7LYxYThe orange and blue flashing power button indicates a malfunction

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Hi. Tonight I had a problem with my laptop. It was in sleeping mode, and when I open the lid there were no mouse function and no touch screen function. So the only thing I could do was to press the power button for 3 seconds to turn it off, but it didn't completely, because the screen turn off, but the power button light is blinking just like when it is on sleep mode, and I'm not sure if the hard drive light was on, off or blinking before this, but now is blinking. I press the power button and nothing happen, I press it for 3 seconds and nothing happen. I even did the HDMI connection to another monitor, but both monitors don't show anything, not even recognize that something is connected to the HDMI port in the new monitor. There is no sound, nothing, just the 2 blinking lights. What should I do? Thanks PS: I'm not sure if it's Windows 10 32-bit or 64-bit. It was upgraded from Windows 8

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Once the new Nvidia cards are released, if anyone has experience on their functionality with the Dell 8700, please post. Thank you.

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The computer in question is an HP G62 laptop.  THIS is the problem:  When I plug it in, the light where I  plug it in goes on indicating power is on, but the monitor doesn't power up at all. I was told that's the motherboard.  Is it, or how do I find out for sure?  It's the stock OS that came with it...I think Win 7 (32 bit?...not sure) Thank you

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My G780 has recently developed the problem that it won't start up, properly.It has a Crucial SSD Crucial_CT250MX2 running Ubuntu Mate 16.04I press the power button, the lights come on and all stay on when it has this problem.If I disconnect power and R&R the battery then the next few times it behaves normally, the lights come on, the drive light shuts off and boots with random flicker on the drive light. Thanks, Fred

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