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Dell vostro 410 solid orange light and will not boot

I swapped out the cpu from the q6600 to a single core celeron cpu. i made sure both cpu were the same socket but i dunno this might be the problem. i also reformated the hard drive so it is completely blank now so that i could reinstall windows. i dont get any display on my monitor but it looks like everything is running fine. all fans and lights work like they should. any help would be great

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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. Power supply is easier and cheaper to replace.





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Posted on Nov 12, 2008

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Not always but it appears as though this swap will.RICHARDM69

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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Check motherboard for bad capacitors. I had the same problem and when i had bad capacitors replaced everything is ok.

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

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SOURCE: SOLID AMBER LIGHT ON DIMENSION 3000

One of two things:

Either the power supply is marginal

or

the motherboard is bad.

Good luck.

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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SOURCE: dell gx280 sff show orange

Hi,
Kindly follow the troubleshooting link below
http://tinyurl.com/c6uq8w


Thanks
Proton

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Dell Vostro 200 desktop with Windows XP is not able to handle two

go to BIOS set up and change the Primary Hard drive as the 1.5 Tb

secondary hard drive will be the 500Gb
then save the setting and restart.

second option

connect only the 1.5 Tb and try to turn on the computer ..let see if you install the windows XP correctly.

if both dnt work...you must install win xp to 1.5 Tb and the 500Gb is not connected...finish the installation of all drivers and restart the computer

after restart, shutdown and connect the 500 Gb




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Im wondering if I can put th processor from my 518 in my GX280


With the flood of information you posted I can barely sift through it

Do I assume you are referring to a Dell Inspiron 518 desktop computer's, processor; to go into a Dell Optiplex GX280 desktop computer?

You know Dell is a computer company that was founded on the principle, to give the customer what they wanted; and to be able to choose from several options.

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States an Intel Quad Core Q6600 processor.
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2.4GHz )

Now let's look at the Dell Optiplex GX280 specifications,

http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/dell-optiplex-gx280/4507-3118_7-30998912.html

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The Intel Celeron D is NOT a dual core processor,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Celeron#Prescott-256

"The Intel Celeron D processor works with the Intel 845 and 865 chipset families.

The D suffix actually has no official designation, and does not indicate that these models are dual-core.

It is used simply to distinguish this line of Celeron from the previous, lower performing Northwood and Willamette series, and also from the mobile series, the Celeron M (which also uses 3xx model numbers).
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The Inspiron 518 has an Intel G33 motherboard chipset,

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1) Are the computers working, and internet ready?

No?

2) Do you know about Anti-Static Procedures, and how to read the sSpec number on the processor?

Post back in a Comment.

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