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My dell xps wont start properly, yellow blinking light

My dell xps wont start properly, I press the power button and it only blinks yellow. I turned it off and left it off for 2 days and tried again and it turned on fine. After i turned it off again and tried to reboot it, the same problem happened.

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  • Bill May 12, 2009

    Dell XPS 400 Will not start push power button amber light will flash once if i hold it in it will flash every 5 seconds, green light on MB on, Lights on ethernet connector also flash when power button pushed, fan sometimes starts to spin but only for a second, Tried disconnecting everything 1 at a time and starting but all same result, i am sure it overheated just by the amount of dust i found inside. Any ideas? Think about changing Power supply!?

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Sounds like a heat problem. Make sure your CPU fan is spinning, make sure there is plenty of airflow through the chassis, check your video connection ( if it is an external card )

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I have an HP that does close to the same thing. Mine goes into a 'Perm-Sleep' mode that I can't seem to pull it out of. I have to remove the battery, then unplug the power adapter, not in that order. Leaving it in this condition for about a minute so that all the power stored in the RAM goes away. This is the same as holding the power button down for 10 to 15 seconds until it completly turns off, sometimes referred to as a 'Cold Boot.'

Once I have powered it down I have to go into the control panel and select the power settings and make sure that hibernate is not an option. If you close the lid on the laptop and the systems goes into a sleep state, it may be configured to go to hibernate after, say an hour or when the battery gets close to being drained. My computer does not like to come out of hibernate and I have to Cold Boot it, so I just don't let it go into a hibernation in the first place anymore.

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