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Logged wolfmanTopic StarterIntermediate Re: Dell computer tower flashing orange light « Reply #10 on: August 10, 2012, 05:37:16 PM » Remove which cables? sata, esata, sata enclosure, on three different physical machines (vista and xp) mount, prompt for format, and drop the device. Thursday night when I was working on it, a blue screen came up that said something about crash dump preparation and then computer restarted and I continued to work on it All the fans start right up, and nothing ever appears on a monitor. Source

When i press the power button on my wife's 18-month-old Dell 5150, the amber light blinks for a while (30 seconds or so), then it tries to power up (green lights Amber light on front keeps flashing. Ask a Question See Latest Posts TechSpot Forums are dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. that's why people always say to take a look and see if somehow it has been changed and to then change it back. http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19328136

Dell Power Button Flashing Orange

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - (NT) Are the flashing lights addressed in the system manual ? Had the same problem on my Dell Dimension 3000 and now everything is just back to normal. Costa Rica Kid January 25, 2008 at 9:00 pm Reply I am Glad I could help.

  1. After reading this posting, I tried several things, as it turns out, it was my USB keyboard.
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  5. With the other issues (above), does the error light come on the second you plug in the computer?

Expansion cards include modems, sound cards, video cards, controller cards, or other cards plugged into PCI, ISA, PCI-E or AGP slots on the system board (motherboard). Maybe I'm wrong, but all the problems seem to go away when the front panel is disconnected. Now the green LED on the motherboard was burning, but the orange blinking power led was gone and the PC was not responding at all!. Dell Optiplex 7010 Power Light Blinking Orange Learn about Dell's Built In Self Test for power - Dauer: 2:57 TechSupportDell 193.372 Aufrufe 2:57 Dell 780 yellow power light, blinking 1 and 2 - Dauer: 4:01 Dale Mahalko 26.789

After a lot of holding the power button down and taking the plug out and putting it back in again it seems to go green. Blinking Orange Light Dell Laptop As I mentioned above - the power button stayed orange (should have turned to blue) - system did not get to BOOT file (where you can select "F2" to modify boot but it should not be an issue if i leave it on a desk. Get More Information Thanks!

September 8, 2010 Andrew Smyth I have had my dell for almost 1.5 years and just before my year warranty ran out my computer stopped working…the power led started flashing yellow…and Dell Solid Amber Power Light March 19, 2011 David Purcell Usually means the computer is crashing and cannot recover. Thanks Gone August 12, 2010 Dave Here are some suggestions for testing the Dell I/O panel http://www.pctechbytes.com/2010/04/30/dell-io-panel-test/ August 13, 2010 rohan my dell loaded up normally for a few seconds then Unplug the cable from the PS on the back of the computer.

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any ideas on how to solve the problem?

Today put it in sleep mode in within second loud fan noise came on. Dell Power Button Flashing Orange It has a blinking yellow light. Dell Orange Power Light This is a very obscure and rare problem at best :rolleyes: Mar 5, 2012 #5 Tony Montana TS Rookie This was my problem!!!

All started after I had to replace the "low battery" which gave me a floppy disk error & F1 or F2. this contact form I thought I was on my way to buy a new computer for my kids until I tried your power cord and power button idea. Just did the dust blowout thinking that could have been cause. That often works.Click to expand... Dell Power Button Flashing White

I have a Dell Dimension 5100. By the time I called them they said my warranty had expired and wanted me to pay to speak to someone. Again, Dell says this the the most common solution to the problem. have a peek here When I put two different CMOS batteries in (the old one and one from another computer), I am now met with a very FAST flashing orange light.I have examined the mother

What I have found out is I can get power if I disconnect the ribbon cable going from front usb ports/power switch to the motherboard. Dell Orange Light Of Death Any ideas? Logged wolfmanTopic StarterIntermediate Re: Dell computer tower flashing orange light « Reply #12 on: August 13, 2012, 09:46:32 PM » Should I do this, even if the computer shop hooked up

February 23, 2011 David Purcell Try unplugging the computer and then hold down the power button for about thirty seconds.

Please help!!! Chirs February 3, 2008 at 12:38 am Reply Want to thank everyone who posted useful info here. It was just too dirty and didn't want to start. I can turn it off but when I turn it back on I get nothing but this flashing light, no noise, no picture, nothing. Dell Amber Light Codes CD & floppy connectors are ok.

Try switching the power button with the reset button on MB. I had gone through many forums and tried many things, but I discovered that only playing with motherboard battery fix the problem. I did have the flashing orange light, but when I had the power supply tested at Milwaukee PC, they said it was OK. http://stricklandresearch.net/power-button/power-button-is-too-sensitive.html If not, see if there is a way to make them.

The power light flashed quickly and then the computer booted. If the system cannot boot and there is a solid amber light, this indicates a problem with the system board (see "Power Problems" in your Owner's Manual).http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dime521/en/SM_EN/techov.htm#wp1053345Standard ATX Power Supply, nothing Strip Both Ends5.Find a long enough piece of wire that will reach to the front of the pc6. Remove all cables and RAM module and use one stick alternately on boot up.

when i powered it sometime it is works but sometimes doesn't work and if it display the color is more yellowish i decide to change vga cable but still the problem I turned the computer off and now it won?t turn back on. If the issue comes up again - what kind of PSU (as specific as possible, please)should I be looking for?