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My dell optiplex won't switch on.

THE ORANGE LEAD ON THE BOARD GOES ON WHEN I PLUG EVERY THING IN AND OUT BUT CANT GET IT TO SWITCH ON, I TESTED THE POWER SUPPLY ON A DELL OPTIPLEX GX150 AND IT WORKS FINE.

SO CAN ANYONE HELP ME, AM I MISSING ANYTHING

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My experience with this orange light was a power supply or heat sync in need of replacement for the GX 270. Was able to find parts second hand/refurbished and machines are now happy at start up.
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Hi, here is a helpfull link, though this link is for a similar problem with studio one but it coul dbe helpfull. Further Queries are welcome if you think my solution was helpfull please do rate me

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Here'w what I would do: Unplug everything (hard drive, CD, DVD), and even consider taking out the modem if you have one. Now try to start it. If it starts (but, of course gives you a "missing boot device" error, start it up with only the hard drive. If there is a speaker in the system, you might consider removing the memory to see if it gives you an error beep code. If these things don't work, then you're looking at a new motherboard.

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