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Amber light blinking

Shuts down
won't restart for hours

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  • richardsd854 Feb 16, 2009

    I have a Dell Dimension 8400that has been working fine until last evening the power switch was found with a blinking amber light, which prevented a computer start. The PC was unplugged, and replugged about half hour later, the PC was normal and allowed a start. After about 5 minutes of work, the PC shutdown and the power button was blinking amber. Any recommendations?

  • maccaz21 Apr 18, 2009

    My computer now has the same problem.. Amber light flashing but will not boot at all. I have unplugged the hard drive and tried to boot but still nothing.

    It could be the power source, when you say try a new power source what do you mean exactly?

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Power supply may be faulty - this is also common for overheating motherboard. Try a new power supply.

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