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I have a dell GX 270 that has orange light on mother board, shuts down randomly, seems hot, and says Alert! System battery voltage is low. The fan is running but doesn't kick out much air..

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    Michelle Audet May 19, 2009

    It is the heatsink that is overheating.. The capacitors do not seem to be bulging, also I haven't cleaned the pc in a while.. It is rather dusty.. Should I try to clean it with canned air in case the thermal sensor is plugged? Thanks so much for your help! I have been reading that this particular model is prone to issues, I hope I can fix it so I can keep my data :)

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The battery message means you need to change the battery on the motherboard, it looks like a coin about the size of a nickel. Which fan is malfunctioning, the power supply fan, the case fan, or the processor fan?

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  • Dick
    Dick May 19, 2009

    The heatsink fan is not hard to replace. Remove yours and take it to a computer store to get a replacement. If you can't remove it try taking a photo and posting it here.

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