Question about Dell OptiPlex GX280 PC Desktop
Ok Cross71 maybe you can help me out, I recieved advice to purchase a new moterboard. I did so and installed it. I know little about this kind of stuff so i just installed it the same way it was on the old motherboard. turned it on and still have the same problem (Amber light on front amber on motherboard) So i recieved advice to check power supply by running a jumper, Did so and I am lost from here because i do not know what the hard drive is. This was supposed to kick on when i ran the jumper. How do I know.
COMP FROZE UP THE OTHER DAY AND I POWERED IT OFF. WHEN I REBOOTED IT CAME UP FINE BUT THE MOUSE AND KEYBOARD DIDN'T WORK AT ALL. SHUT IT DOWN AGAIN AND WHEN I TURNED IT BACK ON IT SOUNDED LIKE A 747 LANDING (CPU FAN) WAS SPINNING UNGODLY FAST. FAN IN PSU IS WORKING AS WELL. I SWITCHED OUT BOTH THE PSU AND THE CPU FAN INTO ANOTHER COMPUTER IN THE OFFICE THAT WORKED (EXACT SAME MODEL) AND FOR A SECOND THE FAN ROARED AND THEN ALL WAS WELL SO I'M ASSUMING NEITHER OF THESE ITEMS ARE THE PROBLEM. WHEN I BOOT I GET FAN NOISE, POWER BUTTON STAYS AMBER, LIGHT ON MOTHER BOARD IS AMBER (IS IT SUPPOSED TO BE GREEN?) WHEN I UNPLUGGED THE PSU THE CPU FAN RETURNED TO NORMAL VELOCITY. DON'T HEAR HARD DRIVE, MONITOR IS BLACK AND SAID IT'S NOT RECEIVING ANY SIGNAL AND GOES AMBER AS WELL - COMP IS 4 YRS OLD AND HAS WORKED FINE UNTIL THE OTHER DALY. THIS IS MY WORK COMP AND I CAN'T ACCESS ANYTHING, THEREFORE I CAN'T DO ANY WORK AT ALL - ANY ADVICE???
take the PSU (Power Supply Unit) from a known working computer, preferable to be the same model and test with it. when you do so make sure you disconnect any peripherals e.g ( Printer, CD-ROM, Floppy).
Look closely at the memory bay for any bent pins, and test with one memory at the time.
Let me know if this is still an issue.
Posted on Dec 23, 2008
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