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I have a dell xps 200 and it randomly shut off and power light flashes amber

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  • spawn9138 Feb 19, 2009

    i had tried that prior to posting this problem.. i took it apart and cleaned the power sorce out and bolth fans it was pretty dirty but it still shuts off... usually it runs for like 15 to 20 minutes before it cuts out... and i have tried to find a new power supply for it but there all either not the same model or way to expensive ... do u have any other ideas?... please let me know... and thanks

  • mzlogicc Feb 26, 2009

    Recently my Dell XPS 200 has been shutting down without warning. Once it shuts down, the power button starts flashing amber. I then turn off the surge protector. After a few minutes, it will boot back up. It is very annoying. Please help. Thanks. I appreciate you.

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    open up the case and put a fan next to it on high..its the fan over heating..that why i say **** dell computers

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    I have the same issue. system shuts down and power light turns to amber. I have thousands invested in this system and it is 2 years old. I upgrade to 4GB. i ALSO DID A COMPLETE RESTORE OF MY HARD DRIVE BECAUSE DELL TURNED A SIMPLE ISSUE INTO A HUGE PROBLEM AND i HAD 4 TECHS THAT COULD NOT FIX IT. sO NOW THE TECH TELLS ME i HAVE A BRAND NEW SYSTEM. nOW i GET THIS PROBLEM AND DELL WITHOUT DIAGNOSING THE PROBLEM TELLS ME i NEED ALL THESE HARDWARE PARTS BECAUSE IT IS OUT OF WARRANTY. wELL, i FIXED IT NYSELF AND I WANT TO RING THAT FRIGGIN RAG HEAds neck.DELL'S SUPPORT WENT TO ****......THEY **** ***..... i WENT THROUGH 4 TOWEL HEADS BEFORE i GOT SOMEONE WHO SPOKE HALF DECENT..IDIOTS.

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    I think the dell xps 200 is 120 watt power supply. I think it is overheating and I have mine in a small area with no cooling. Can xps 200 get a bigger power supply than 120 watt?

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Hello,
I have the exact same problem with same system. What happened was, I upgraded from 1g to 4g of memory. I also had my system in a closed secretary desk that did not get much air. When I took out 2g of memory and cleaned the fans out. It was all fixed.

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  • Juanmata Feb 11, 2013

    how do i clean the fans with out damaging eanything?

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I am having the same problem. It is the I/O front panel switch. Test it by removing the switch and disconnecting the cables from it. With the power plugged in to the unit, connect the larger cable but just enough for the system to power on. It should stay on.

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Hi there:
one thing that you can do is to power it down and unplug the powercord , blow out the powersupply and than open up the case . I f the computer has a onboard fan blow it out too and while you are in the inside make sure that all of the connections are good and snug ok than put everything back and reboot and see what happnes please let me know how this works for you ok
best regards mike

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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