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Blinking amber light with green 4 light

Blinking amber light with solid green 4 light. Dell Dimension 9100 desktop. Believe it may be a Power Supply Unit gone bad

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  • Traci in Texas May 11, 2010

    There should be four lights on it. What is the code of the 4 lights?

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If the power light is blinking amber, the computer is receiving electrical power, but an internal power problem might exist.
Try, unplugging the power cable from the pc, and reinsert it, if this does not help try a differnt power outlet, if this dont help, open the computer, take the power Molex conector out of the mother board and try turning it on, if this dont help, take out the Memory modules and reseat them, if this dont work you may want to ring up dell support.

Hope this helps!

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This could mean there is a problem with the CPu or another component on the motherboard.


((A blinking yellow light indicates the power supply is receiving power from the wall, but not functioning properly.
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