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Power light not turning green just amber.not a power flactuation problem

My dell optiplex gx-260's power light does not trannsition to green.it is stuck to amber and there's no feed to the monitor its just blank.plus its not a power flactuation problem coz stronger devices are working e.g. immersion heaters, iron boxes.what is the diagnosis and remedy?

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    Dick May 11, 2010

    The computer is dead. There could be any number of causes. What have you checked so far? Power supply? Reseating components?

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Please connect another power supply. it may be the course.

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First thing I would check would be the power supply, then considering it's a dell gx260 I wuld check the capacitors (little cans shaped things) by where the cpu connects as some of these dells are notorious for having faulty capacitors. you can tell buy looking at them, they swell on the top mostly and some on the sides , then electrolitic fluid starts leaking out the tops. If you find these "leaky, swollen" capacitors, the motherboard will have to be replaced.
But try replacing the power supply first, it can be replaced inexpesively.
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There are a few things you will have to do. First, remove any newly installed card in the PCI socket if any. Try to re-sit the memory chip modules, that's removing and re-installing them. If they are two, try replacing one after another. Thirdly, try another VGA card incase you using the onboard one. Finally, swap your monitor. It must work. Good luck

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