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Dell gx280 wont boot

Power button Solid Orange and system sounds running but nothing showing

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  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    I support about 150 GX280 and I was calling Dell for warenty fix on this.. If you look at the motherboard the resisters burst open and leak some kind of liquid redering it usless. Check with Dell you might be covered for this...

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    solid orange start up button but PC wont boot up

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The power supply might be defective, but usually this means a bad system board. Any other kinds of problems would allow the system to at least boot, but this one isn't getting even that far.

Unfortunately, the Dell case uses a proprietary motherboard, so you will need to get the same one if you want to replace it.

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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