Dell GX270 won't boot up with solid amber light on Power button
My Dell GX270 won't boot up and the power button only got solid amber light. Both Cpu fan and PSU fan run ok after turn on the power. I already swapped CPU and PSU with a good GX270, the problem is still the same. Can anybody give any suggestion? Thanks in advance.
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Is the computer plugged in to a known good power source with a known good power cord? Also, make sure the power is fully seated on both ends. When you press the power button are you getting any indicator lights? The power button itself has an LED that will be either solid green, blinking green, solid amber, blinking amber, or off. Do you hear any beeps?
An Amber blinking power button indicates a low voltage problem. This can be caused by a defective power supply or a defective motherboard. 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.
If the fan is not spinning this can be the issue ...but it can also be the motherboard itself ..if you have the possibility try to change the fan ..cause if it fails to start the computer will also fail cause the cpu it will shut down the system instantly if it has no cooler working ..(gets to the shut down temperature in one sec or so ) If it seams that it is trying to start ..but , like I said , it shuts down ..just try to change the fan ...but it may be a issue with the power supply or the motherboard as well...
A solid orblinking Amber power button indicates a voltage problem. This can be caused bya defective power supply or a defective motherboard. Just to make sure thatnothing else is causing the problem, remove any PCI cards like modem, videocard, sound card, etc... Remove the memory modules and disconnect cables toCD/DVD drives. Look at the USB ports to see if any are damaged.
Blinking amber (orange) indicates a problem with the power supply inside the
computer. If the system cannot boot and there is a solid amber light,
this could indicate a problem with the power connections for the CPU on
the system board (see "Power Problems" in your Owner's Manual).
Power LED (It should be solid green) if flashing or solid Amber, then a power supply or motherboard problem.
On the back, near the PS2 Ports, are 4 diagnostic LEDs marked ABCD. When running normally they are all green. During boot they flash on and off during each sequence of the POST, if they stop at t code AAGG for example is bad RAM
If the Power and Diag LEDs are normal, then reseat the video card if an AGP card is installed or remove it an try the integrated video.
Try to check connections between the monitor and the System Unit or what they called CPU. Turn on the computer you must hear 1 beep means the computer start normally. if you haven't, try taking out any new installed hardware but not the video card if you don't have onboard video device and turn on your computer again.. if problem still exist keep in touch.. TY
A solid orange light, usually indicates an internal power problem but just in case try reseating the memory. Also its become a habit on a GX270 to check the capacitors to make sure they aren't bulging.