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Dell 5100 Power Supply.

My computer died and the Blue light is on the Mother Board, and there is an amber light that flickers rapidly by the front part where the switch is located.
Is there a way I can check the power supply to see if it is the culprit? if it is OK, I will check the motherboard. The system is 3 years old.Pentium3.
Thanks for your help.

John

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  • camarillojoh Nov 06, 2008

    Thanks for the response Pablo. I ordered a Power Supply with the Dell part number to make sure it will fit. I will try it as soon as I get it.



    Camarillojohn

  • dannycyn5 Nov 06, 2008

    I have a similar problem with mine. My 5100 is about 4 yrs old and it has trouble starting up, There is a little orange light that flickers at the main switch and also where the dsl hooks in. I am not computer stupid but can't figure out this one. On the motherboard i have a green light. Can you help me on this one.

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Check if the fan of power supply is working (back),
the same way open your computer and chech if the fan of the cpu is working.
If not the power supply must be replaced.

Please advice that not all dell power supplies are compatible with the universal ones.
Check first yours before buy one. (in case of replace)

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