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Orange light on,not booting up

After fixing back my hard drive and upgrade my memory there is this orange light.not booting up

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Check your harddrive connection again. If its ide check if you properly connect the interface cable to its pin1 maybe you reverse its connection. Then reseat your memory card. Or you should clean its edge connector(old ram) with soft eraser if ever you still use that.

If ever it still not boot up, try to boot up the unit with the old ram module only. If it boots up, try the new ram. If in the new ram module it doesn't boot up, it seems your new ram is incompatible.

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

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The computer would not go on onle a orange light is in the start button instead of the regular green light. how can i fix this?


An amber power light that stays on indicates that the power supply is getting power to the motherboard, but the system can't process any data.

This is one of those cases where you would need to strip down the system and start with minimal hardware installed.
First remove all the PCI cards and the memory, as well as disconnecting the drives, to see if the system gives a beep code for no memory.
Next, add back the memory, one stick at a time if you have two in the computer. Connect the hard drive back to the system and see if it will boot up from this configuration. If not, then if you are using the onboard video, try an add in PCI video card.
If it still will not boot then the problem is likely to be the hard drive, mother board or processor.
You would want to try another hard drive to test. If you can boot from this configuration, then add back the other drives one at a time, then do the same with the PCI cards. At the point where the symptom returns, that will tell you which part is causing the issue.


Here is the manual
http://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_optiplex_desktop/optiplex-gx260_Service%20Manual_en-us.pdf

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HP COMPAQ NC6000 WONT COME UP; FANRUNS AND ORANGE LIGHT FOR ABOUT 5 SECONDS AND THEN SHUTS OFF EVEN ON AC POWER OR BATTERY.


Hi DD,
Does the cursor blink on the screen before turn off?
There could be several causes for your PC's problem.The major ones though are:-
  1. A virus invasion of your PC.
  2. Your Operating System/boot log has corrupted.
Turn on the PC and press f8 on startup.Select to open on safe mode.Choose to open on a previously good working Operating System.
If this works and the PC opens,you may have to transfer your important files to an external drive then try repairing the Operating System or probably re-install it again.But first:-
  • Check the RAM[s] and make sure they are properly seated in their slots.Your Notebook has 2 memory slots under the keyboard positioned one on top of the other.The expansion slot is the one on top of the primary memory slot.Access them by flipping over the laptop and unscrewing the back cover.There in the middle is the only compartment housing the RAM[s] and the PC's CMOS battery.Unscrew.Remove the RAM[s],clean their slots and the fix them again making sure they properly fit.
  • Check the hard disks power supply.Disconnect it and re-connect it again.
Hope this helps.Thanks!

Nov 13, 2011 | HP Compaq nc6000 Notebook

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My desktop has an orange light no beep sounds when starting it won't boot up the back where ethernet plug goes is orange too the fan makes a burning smell also


Orange light usually means the harddrive or computer is processing and loading, But it can also mean that there is a problem with the hard drive. Start your computer and wait. If you see orange light it means its working to boot up, it might take a while, you might see your screen black for a while but eventually will work.

To fix this problem you need to upgrade more hard drive space, RAM memory and processor speed

Nowadays a computer should have a minimum of 2GB of RAM memory, at least 120GB of Space, and about 2.0Ghz of processing speed.

You can also buy great refurbished computers which are cheaper. Most of them come with 4GB of RAM memory, 250GB HD Space and 2.5Ghz processing speed.

May 24, 2011 | Dell Computers & Internet

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Orange light on motherboard steady light. It won't lit up screen, but hard drive is still functioning. Orange light on Optiplex GX260's motherboard and front is not blinking, just steady light. What do I...


A device on the system board may be faulty or incorrectly installed.

Have you upgraded any of the hardware? (e.g. memory, video card, sound card, network card)

The best thing to do is to strip down the computer bare, have only one stick of RAM and the on-board video and slowly add compents until you are able to duplicate the problem.

Apr 12, 2010 | Dell OptiPlex GX270 PC Desktop

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Compaq presario sr1950nx monitor wont turn on the usual green indicating its on is now orange...tried to inspect the video cable and video connectors for damage its seems fine.....the hard drive is working...


It sounds to me like the computer is coming on but not booting. That is, there's power but it isn't actually starting up, so no video ever gets to the monitor. Until there is a video signal from the computer (you're calling it the hard drive), the power light on the monitor will stay orange. Also, the power supply fan in the computer spins at maximum speed until the computer starts up, and that's likely what you're hearing that sounds so loud.

Unplug the computer's power cable and remove the side panel. Make sure the memory modules are firmly seated in their sockets. This is a common cause for computers not booting. You can download the upgrading and servicing manual for this computer from HP's site here. This will give you all the instructions on how to open the case, where to find the memory and how to remove and reinstall it. Also be sure that all the internal cables are properly seated as well. Plug the computer back in and try restarting. Most of the time this will get you running again.

If the computer still doesn't start, the most likely causes are motherboard failure or a power supply problem. Unless you have access to parts to substitute for testing, your best bet is to have a computer service shop check it out for you and give an estimate for repair.

Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!

Jan 31, 2010 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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Have a stop era screen will not allow to boot machine up


Hi:
Most stop error screens are not easily fixed, unless you have recently done something, like upgraded memory. If so, undo any hardware changes , like put the old memory back in. Most likely you have a corrupt windows operating system, or a failing hard drive. Your Dell might have a hard drive diagnostics utility built into the bios. You can hit your Del key on boot up,and see if it is an option.

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Monitor not responding to computer


better check the continuity of you cables/connectors.

May 28, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Longer Boot time after upgrading the Hard drive


Hi,

first let's determine if the upgrade cause the boot speed.

Disconnect your NEW HDD and/or memory, one by one and see if you get back your fast boot. Then try with your NEW components only !

If you find it works better with new components only, then first connect your OLD HDD only and try.

If you connect both HDDs on one cable, check Jumper settings for both HDDs (Master/Slave).

Also HDD capacity and type is automatically detected by the BIOS and there is no need to put/change those settings manually.

I believe you new RAM is DDR type, too!
As written in the manual for the board, your motherboard has two pairs of memory slots, and you can use one or two modules of DDR memory, OR one or two modules of SDRAM memory, but you can NOT put BOTH DDR and SDRAM memory modules.

regards.

Apr 22, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Laptop won't turn on and charging light is not orange when plugge


I had the exact same problem. Here is the fix: remove the keyboard, battery and CMOS battery then press and hold the power button for a min. Plug just the power in then try to turn it back on. If it doesnt remove more perhiprels such as DVD, memory, hard drive then do the power button hold cycle again. After it turns on, remove the power then add the perhiprels you need to boot to BIOS, i.e; keyboard & memory. Go to BIOS then plug in the battery while the laptop is running. Unplug the power to see make sure laptop runs on the battery. Turn off then add the rest of perhiprels then plug it in power again before closing all up. If the orange light problem comes back repeat above! OR you can take it to your HP dealer to have it fixed under warranty if you are lucky. Then never buy HP ****!

Hope it helps...

Mar 14, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Memory Upgrade and Computer will not boot


You need to do a BIOS Upgrade. First get the name of your BIOS when the computer boots up. Then go to the we site and find your BIOS brand and get a version update or upgrade.

Be VERY careful and follow the directons to the letter.

Let me know if this helps.

Jack

Jun 13, 2008 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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