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Dell pc 5150 blinks yellow when powered up

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That is the hard drive. does it work? If it does I wouldn't worry about it.

Posted on May 25, 2009

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  2. Reconnect connectors except the one with 4 wires, 2 yellow and 2 black, then switch on. If CPU fan turns on then you have a bad processor.
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I have similar problem these days. After normal shutting down the PC, it can not be powered up again, the amber light blinks. A temp solution for my case is by doing these steps:

1. leave all monitor, network, keyboard and mouse etc. connected
2. disconnect the power, wait until green light and amber light dim.
3. pop up the CMOS battery, then put back in (better to check its remaining voltage, if not good, change a new one)
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6. immediately connect keyboard and mouse back into USB ports
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8. I click F1, it goes into normal login XP

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