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My dell optiplex 170l does not display when i power it on. all it does is a blinking orange light on the front panel of the system unit. this light continue to blink on and on

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The amber Power generally means PSU issues of one sort or another. (Dirty / Dusty machine)

Using canned air blowing out the PSU and case area has fixed several occurances of this issue.

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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