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Power Had a thermal event, changed out the heatsink and fan. When attempting to power up, the light goes amber for a split second, then goes off. ABCD lights are off. Motherboard light amber.

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  • Paul17 Nov 20, 2007

    By upgrade the memory from 512 to 1GB.

    The computer didn't startup again de power led is amber the Fan of the processor is working the led on the mainboard is also amber.

    Replaced the powersupply turned the machine on and it worked again, but after i put it out and start it up again the same thing happend again.

    Power led amber mainboard led amber and de computer doesn't do nothing.

    What is wrong , is it the capacitors on the mainbord????How can tell me.

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Unfortunately, Dell have stopped replacing MB's for the 270 so if the caps on the motherboard are corroded or bulging, you will need to get this replaced. With these faulty MB's, this can also affect your RAM, HDD, and fans so check all of these are working ok, even if your MB looks ok.

Posted on May 06, 2008

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GX270's have the well known capacitor leakage issue.
When your motherboard is affected, one of the sympthoms is this error: CPU shutdown due to thermal event.

Ask DELL for help. They use to replace mainboard with no questions.

In case you can't, you can ask a local TV repair shop to replace capacitors on your mainboard. They are available cheap on ebay.

Posted on Nov 05, 2007

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You might have to change your power supply..(ex:SMPS or ATX)

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