Re: Flashing amber light on the power button (GX 280 machine)?

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by Keith Chilton, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. I'd say most likely your power supply has gone awry. You can always get
    another by checking out it's model type and who made it. Either google that
    information to find another or try

    There are many companies out there that sell them. Stay with one like
    TigerDirect who looks fairly reputable. Not saying this is your problem, but
    if it happened just out of the blue I'd venture to say it is , or your
    motherboard or hard drive is done. If you have a test PC, you might try
    seeing if your hard drive is still accessible as a slave from your friend's
    PC. (with the help from somebody who knows how to do that) A Windows XP
    should be the easiest to do that from. Good luck.

    Make sure your buying the right thing though. Search from google the model
    number and manufacturer. If you are unsure, call the manufacturer and tell
    them the SERIAL number if nothing else. They should tell you the information
    you need.

    Good luck to you on that

    "Trinity-N-Me" <> wrote in message
    > Can anyone help me resolve this issue wtih my computer? There is a
    > flashing
    > amber light on the power button and the computer will not boot up. It is
    > not
    > the power cord as I have tried a different one. I'm not sure if it is the
    > motherboard or what, but I can't get pass this point.
    > I've tried searching online to see if I could find and resolution, but
    > nothing seems to be helping.
    > Any help would be appreciated.
    > Thanks,
    > Trinity
    Keith Chilton, Dec 8, 2006
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  2. The bulging capacitors would be the first thing I'd check as ukdkbr
    mentioned. It was a known issue with the GX260s, GX270s, and some
    GX280s...though not quite as common in the 280s. Dell will replace the
    motherboard for you for free, even if it's out of warranty.

    I've been in a government setting for the past 6 months, all they use are
    Dell PCs...and I've replaced about one motherboard a month because of this
    issue. Something about the motherboard manufacturer cheaping out on the
    capacitors (the capacitors had bad electrolytic fluid in them), then peddling
    their mobos to Dell for use in those PCs...etc.

    If the capacitors check out, the only other thing it could be is the power
    Frank Shannon, Dec 9, 2006
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  3. Marc Manan

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    Bad capacator


    Turned out to be a bad capacitor on one of my company's machines.. So bad infact, it leaked fluid out of the top of it..

    Guess thats what I get for going with Dells.... - .NET Developer Portal of Choice
    Marc Manan, Dec 11, 2006
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