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Getting drive controller errors on dell optiplex 330 dt

Drive controller error on dell optiplex 330 dt. is this a problem on the motherboard or on the HDD itself. Would it help to shift connected from SATA1 to SATA2 or 3? Please help.

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First, check you hard drive as follows:
*Download Seatools For DOS (free) from my link; in the site screen, click "DOWNLOADS" tab, then "Seatools For DOS". Burn it to a CD. Reboot with it in your drive. In the screen that appears, first check that SMART has (or has not) been tripped. If it has been tripped, your drive is failing. Then click the upper left corner of the screen for the short test and let it run. It will notify you either Pass or Fail. This is from Seagate Corp. but will test all other drives, not just Seagate.
If your drive passes as good, the chances are that your motherboard is failing/failed. Try swapping your cables as you stated, but I don't think that will help. If you have an extra hard drive you can swap it to test, but if it is empty you will need some kind of operating system installation disk to see if you can load an OS on it. If so, then the hard drive is bad.
For more detailed and in-depth help, I hang out at www.suggest-a-fix.com computer help forum (free). Post in.

Posted on Mar 27, 2014

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SOURCE: Dell (ie optiplex 330) would not boot with the orange light on

Do you have a lot of accessories plugged in? They may have overloaded the power supply and if this is the case you will need to buy new power supplies. If this is not the problem, check to make sure that the computers have plenty of ventilation in the back. If they don't, they may have overheated and melted quite a few different components.

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SOURCE: my dell optiplex 330 can not switch on, whan I put

If you are getting an amber light flashing, your power supply is faulty.

If it is a solid amber light, you motherboard is faulty or one of the componants are faulty.

I would suggest giving Dell a call. They would beable to pin point the problem and give you a quote. Some of their componants are non standard and can only be purchased from them.

You could try reseating all your componants on the last resort but it is unlikly to help.

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SOURCE: Dell optiplex 330 flashing orange on the power botton

Try to clean the RAM and place it again in the motherboard.

Posted on May 31, 2010

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That error indicates an "incorrect status" of your optical drive. I suggest you run the Dell diagnostics on your drive. To test your CD/DVD drive from the utility partition:
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Were do the jumpers go on a optiplex 330


There is the Password jumper (PSWD), and the CMOS jumper.

The CMOS battery is also termed the RTC battery.
Real Time Clock battery.
The CMOS jumper is labeled as RTCRST.

Real Time Clock ReSeT.

Jumper pin location is confusing if you go with Dell documentation.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/op330/en/ug/mtparts.htm#wp1607303


Dell Support documentation shows the RTCRST jumper pins near the Intel chipset, and PSWD jumper pins near the outside edge of the motherboard.

I'm also looking at the Dell Optiplex 330, Technical Guidebook, Inside the Optiplex 330,

http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/optix/en/optix_330_techspecs.pdf

Location of RTCRST jumper pins, is near the left corner of the Intel chipset, instead of the right as shown above, and PSWD jumper pins are in the same location.

And several views of Optiplex 330 motherboard's on Ebay,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Optiplex-330-Motherboard-Socket-775-KP561-/140870576837?pt=Motherboards&hash=item20cc8a6ac5

(Nice to have that Zoom in feature on Ebay now)

Jumper pins close to the white SATA 2 connector, are the RTCRST jumper pins.

Jumper pins at the bottom side of the Intel chipset are the PSWD jumper pins.

Jumper cap stays on PSWD jumper pins.
No jumper cap on the RTCRST jumper pins.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/p/18683374/18806360.aspx

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Dell optiplex 330 keep on blinking amber light orange


An Amber blinking power button indicates a low voltage problem. This can be caused by a defective power supply or a defective motherboard. Since you replaced the power supply, my guess is that the motherboard has a problem.
Just to make sure that nothing else is causing the problem, remove any PCI cards like modem, video card, sound card, etc... Remove the memory modules and disconnect cables to CD/DVD drives. Look at the USB ports to see if any are damaged.

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When i start my dell optiplex 330 pc, the power light will be blinking orange and all the fans on the pc do not work but the orange led on the motherboard works.


Replace your PSU then test all leads that are attached to your hard drive sounds like a faulty lead of some sorts then
try replacing all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your motherboard to hard drive
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Try to clean the RAM and place it again in the motherboard.

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