Question about Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop
When I press power button, it just blinks with a orange light. I took the power supply out and checked with a electrician, he said it is fine. So I put it back, but the same thing happens. Also when I plug the power cord and turn the switch a green led light inside the mainboard is lit. What could be the problem? Can you give me a solution? Thanks
They say prevention is better than a cure. However if it can't be cured try this.
In Power Settings set 'When I press power button' to 'Stand By.' When the power button is pressed the power lamp will flash constantly until pc is switched back on again but the power consumption in stand by is the same as when pc is shut down, about 0.03 amps! Problem solved? And fast start up to boot! (Oooh.. pun in tentional)
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
Thanks for all the advice, after de bending the usb contacts and cleaning the split rum and coke from the graphic card with nail varnish remover ( dont now how it found its way in ) working fine!!
Posted on Sep 16, 2008
REPLACE the POWER SUPPLY 1st.
90% of the time, a flashing amber power LED on a Dell system indicates a failure of one of the circuits in the power supply (Usually the lower voltages 5v 3.3 v etc) The power supply is cheap ($40) and should always be replaced before the motherboard ($150) Unless you have a known good power supply for a similiar Dell that get the same results, replace the power supply.
I've seen many power supplies that will pass a bench test, but will still be far enough out of tolerance that it will not boot a Dell.
Posted on Sep 15, 2008
This sounds like a motherboard fault, the green light shows power to the board but the orange can indicate that the board has failed
Posted on Sep 15, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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