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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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Apr 02, 2014 | Dell OptiPlex 170L PC Desktop
For the Optiplex 320, a flashing amber light with no sound indication can mean 3 things.
1) Your power supply has failed
2) Your motherboard failed, most likely from a bad capacitor.
3) The front panel board (where the power button is located) is faulty or not connected properly.
I've worked with 10's of 1000's of Dell Optiplex's over the past 8 years and the flashing amber light is well known as a tell-tail sign of one of those three failure. Always start your trouble shoot with a PSU tester, then inspect the motherboard for domed or split/leaking capacitors...then on to the front panel which would require another panel and ribbon from the same model.
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