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Dell gx280 sff show orange light when turned off.fans running though My Dell Optiplex GX280 makes a lot of nice and fails to boot. It also displays orange lights and just hangs, it does not even boot the BIOS

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  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2009

    had the same problem i jst took out hdd turned it on and turned it off poped hdd back in away it went again

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Hi,
Kindly follow the troubleshooting link below
http://tinyurl.com/c6uq8w


Thanks
Proton

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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Dell Support > Optiplex GX280 Desktop PC > User Manual,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx280/en/ug/tindex.htm


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