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Which is a direct indication of a bad Power Supply,
Also clean the inside of the computer out with a can, or two of compressed air for computers. You may find a soft small brush, and Q-tips will help. ('Stir' the Gunk around to 'break the crust', then the compressed air can remove it better)
Power unplugged from computer, ('Natch), and Anti-Static Precautions -> FOLLOWED.
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Posted on Oct 25, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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If the power light is steady amber, a device might be malfunctioning or incorrectly installed.
Posted on Jan 13, 2008
Hello everyone, check your cpu - I've just had one of these in for repair and the cpu was faulty - removing the ATX 4way 12v lead let the pc start rather then detecting a short and shutting the psu down. Changing the cpu cured the fault.
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
When you mean the amber light, is that the blinking hard drive access light or the power light? Different cases have different colors on it. Mine has blue and green lights.
If you see the boot screen (bios) and then after it goes to boot, does it blink and hang?
This could be a simple operating system issue, hard drive or hardware/motherboard issue. If you could provide more information, that would help.
Posted on Jun 28, 2009
1. Remove All External Devices
2. Check the Computer's Power LED
3. If the power LED has not changed unplug the Power Cable From the Computer Disconnect All Hard Drive Power and Data Cables and power on the computer. If still no go.
4. Remove All PCI, PCI-E, and AGP Expansion Cards .
5. Remove All Memory From the Computer
6. Reseat the ATX and 12-Volt Connections . The ATX connector will be a 4 pin square connector connecting to the motherboard from the power supply and the 12-Volt Connection would be the biggest connector with a lot of colored wires.
7. If still no go.
8. Disconnect the Power Connection to the Chassis Fan
9. If the light still flashes then it could be a power supply or motherboard failure. Try a good know power supply first and if that does not fix the problem it is the motherboard. Also check the back of the tower for 4 lights lables ABCD or 1234.
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Posted on Aug 11, 2009
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