Question about Dell Dimension 8400 PC Desktop
Hiya, for a while now, when i turn the computer on, it starts with an amber light, then progressively flashing from amber to green with signs of life, then it comes on OK but says that there is a problem at checkpoint Ithr...once the PC is up and running there's no problem (just ocassionally cuts to a blue windows screen but this is rare). today it took 30 minutes to boot up. any ideas?
A Blinking Amber or Yellow power button means that the power supply is receiving power from the source but is unable to properly distribute it to the components. This can be caused by a defective power supply or a defective motherboard. Just to make sure that nothing else is causing the problem, remove any PCI cards like modem, video card, sound card, etc... Remove the memory modules and disconnect cables to CD/DVD drives. Look at the USB ports to see if any are damaged.
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Posted on Nov 12, 2008
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The unit has LED activity indicators on the front of the case provide a status display indicating error conditions, transmission, and network activity for the 802.11a (amber) radio or the 802.11b/g (green) radio.
802.11a Activity LED Amber
The amber LED flashes three times per second until firmware is loaded. During boot, 802.11a mobiles cannot associate. After adoption, the amber LED is steady or flashes with 802.11a radio traffic.
The amber LED flashes once per second if an error prevents the 802.11a radio from operating normally.
802.11b/g Activity LED Green
The green LED flashes three times per second until firmware is loaded. During boot, 802.11b/g mobiles cannot associate. After adoption, the green LED is steady or flashes with 802.11b/g radio traffic.
The green LED flashes once per second if an error prevents the 802.11b/g radio from operating normally.
From this, it appears that the 802.11A radio is malfunctioning.
Here is the Motorola support web page for this device.
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