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C521, get the orange light, fan turns on and it's just steadily orange light

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A steady or Amber blinking power button indicates a low voltage problem. This can be caused by a defective power supply or a defective motherboard. Just to make sure that nothing else is causing the problem, remove any PCI cards like modem, video card, sound card, etc... Remove the memory modules and disconnect cables to CD/DVD drives. Look at the USB ports to see if any are damaged.

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SOURCE: i have a dell C521 tower,switch it on but light

Hi,
if the light remains Orange, Possible In Standby/Sleep/Hibernate Mode.
Try pressing And Holding The power Button For 4-5 seconds Or more.
If this Fails, remove the power Cable, remove side-panel ( Unless Warranted ) locate the silver cmos battery, on the motherboard. remove the battery for 10 seconds, replace and repower and startup. failing this i,d suspect the ram/memory or cpu.

Mike @ Compurepair.

Posted on Oct 30, 2009

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I would replace the power supply and if that does not help (after battery replacement and power supply), the ram could be faulty but usually faulty ram will beep a code. If ram has no avail i would suspect the mainboard and replace. Good Luck

Posted on Nov 24, 2009

SOURCE: Cannot start up the dell c521, fan is loud and light is orange.

did you say that you disconnected the fan while it was on??!!!
This is bad... very bad..
You need to return the computer to dell for a new CPU.

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SOURCE: Dell Dim C521 power button remains orange; doesn't boot

Take a look at this document from Dell. You should have some diag lights on the front of the computer, and this should help you find what is not passing post.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimc521/en/SM_EN/tshoot.htm#wp1064555

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