Question about Dell OptiPlex GX280 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Dell computer wont start up

Hi, my computer was working fine, i plugged something into the USB and restarted my computer, i heard a small bang and the electrical fuse board tripped. I flicked the switch back up on the fuse board, tested the plug which worked and my pc will not power back up! I have changed the fuse on the plug connected to the power box and it still wont work! Have the cpu opened up beside me. Any ideas, im not a computer tech!!! Thanks in advance, Darragh

Posted by on

  • darraghmu595
    darraghmu595 Dec 12, 2012

    Hi Guys thanks for your reply!! But, the computer wont turn on at all, i have nothing connected to the PC, everything is out only the power cable connected! It also tripped the electricity, so question is really, if a computer blows for some reason and trips the electricity fuse board! What would be the likely outcome? i.e, fuse? blown motherboard? thats sort of thing!!!



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Dell Master
  • 2,878 Answers

Tough one, but inspect the motherboard for a blown capacitor. You could test the power supply with a simple voltmeter. Not to mention simply seeing anything lit with the case open while powered one. gl

Posted on Dec 12, 2012


3 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 275 Answers

SOURCE: dell 4600 usb ports not working

do one thing disconnect all the devices connected to the usb and if possible use a ps2 mouse to do the step i am going to tell you or if u can use the keyboard that would be fine ...
go to device manager and uninstall all that is under universal serial bus ... remove everything that says root hub and than restart the system

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: 4600C no power, flashing amber light

i have a dimension 4600c. same problem. amber flashing light no sounds. replaced my power source and its now working fine. bought one on ebay for $47

Posted on May 11, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hi,my dell optiplex 760 is showing amber light,and 234 is blinking in the back 1 is not lighting atall,can anyone help me please thanks.

Looks like it may be a problem with something plugged into one or more of your USB ports. Unplug them all and restart your computer. If this fixes the problem, plug them back in one at a time to determine the problem device.
Knowledge Base

Jan 30, 2017 | Dell Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Whenever I plug in a usb port device,jumprdrive or whatever, I get a blue screen telling me something it will start dumping memeor and then gives a stop message with a bunch of numbers in brackets. Here is...

run the chkdsk /f on command and prompt

Start, all programs, Accessories, COmmand and prompt on the black screen type chkdsk /f or chkdsk /r restart the computer and it will check for errors and fix them..

if that doesnt work try unintalling the usb driver and then reinstalling it. start, Control panel, system, Device Manager, on device manager , click on usb ports and uninstall it .. or click here

this is the dell driver list download any of those 3 drivers and install them . restart the computer and see if the problem stops.

Feb 18, 2010 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

1 Answer

I have a dell computer and printer. We relocated


Does the printer show that it is receiving power?
Can the printer run any self tests?

It is possible that the USB cable is the failure point although I would expect that the port got banged around during the move.

The quickest isolation test is to replace the USB cable.

If that still does not work, then a service call may be an option. One other thought, if your PC has multiple USB ports, try the cable in one of them.


Dec 13, 2009 | Dell 1600n All-In-One Laser Printer

1 Answer

Alright, so, I bought a first Gen zune 30 at a pawn shop. A gamble i know. But i turned it on, and it was playing just fine. When i got it home, my comp wont see it. I erased the zune's content via the...

anyone broke the mini-usb plug inside the player?

take it to a service for them to check this.

verify it yourself only if you are familiar in servicing small electronics!!!

Nov 27, 2009 | Microsoft ZUNE JS8BRPBDLUG MP3 Player

1 Answer

Tried to download new driver for Windows 7 to let my Dell AIO 966 printer work. It says everything is ok but wont print Do i have to uninstall something?

First remove old driver and new from add and remove program and unplug the usb cable and turn it off.Restart computer and redown load driver before plugging in printer and turning it on.Good Luck !!

Nov 11, 2009 | Dell Office Equipment & Supplies

1 Answer

USB electrical shock

Please get the electric rechecked, now if the power supply sounds like it running (Fan Noise ?), any lights on the PC ? no, check the fuse in the mains lead plug leading to the PC,

there is a fuse inside in the power supply but I must advise you to take great care as the capacitors can hold a charge that can cause death for at a couple of days,


Jun 16, 2009 | Dell (E210882) Motherboard

2 Answers

My computer turns on but the moniter wont

Hi again
Hit F8 on start-up, you will see a sub menu pop up, choose safe mode and hit enter, if it boots into windows safe mode (don't choose system restore) go into device manager and uninstall the graphics drivers and restart the machine, the machine should now boot up and re-install the graphics drivers itself, it may ask to be restarted again.
Any more problems post back

Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!!

Feb 12, 2009 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Computer stalls during startup

How Old is your computer (depending on age, it may not have USB 2.0) that is what you may need to have a external HD now a days

or is it the drivers?

Feb 04, 2009 | Seagate FreeAgent Go 250 GB USB 2.0 Hard...

2 Answers

Grage sale labtop.

Hi with the USB port they often wear and can be tightend by gently prizing up the flat contact strips inside the socket, this requires a fine needle and a steady hand. If this fails just install a PCIMA USB card. the fan could be faulty, if you can use a multimeter then test the contacts and see if you have power to it. Regards mistyman

Oct 02, 2007 | Dell Inspiron 3800 Celeron 500MHZ...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell OptiPlex GX280 PC Desktop Logo

92 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18424 Answers

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2678 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Are you a Dell Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides