Question about Dell Vostro Computers & Internet
When I push the start-up button, nothing happens. There is a green light on, located near the power cord plug.
Posted by Anonymous on
Check the power supply (smps)
check the CMOS battery
check the motherboard
Posted on Nov 06, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: The Dreaded Blinking red light
I think this sounds like a RAM issue.. How much do you have installed currently.. to check click start/control panel/system and it should show in the lower right corner of the window... if it has a number like close to 512mb then you have 512mb sometimes it will not show exactly 512mb because the mainboard may be using a portion of it for onboard video or something else. But if you are running win xp it needs a min of 512 and any other program you have running will dig into the 512mb being used and slow things down and eventually freeze the system. Due to programs running in the background like anti virus, msn, etc... You can add more ram for about $40.00 if you put it in yourself or around $70.00 if a shop adds it for you. That is at what our shop would charge. Otherplaces ??? Hope this helps.. The ram is used to run your programs and also aids in the speed. Most new/good computers come with about 1gb now days.
Posted on Dec 07, 2007
SOURCE: Hav a pavilion a510n HP
I had a similar problem. Moved a 4-year-old desktop. Got the flashing light and no start. Quick fix is to unplug unit, open up case and unplug the large power connector on the motherboard. (On mine this is marked P1 and has a lock tab on one side that must be held in while unplugging.) Plug the 110-volt power and THEN plug the connector back into the motherboard. Button the case back up and all will be well until the next time you shut the power off to the computer.
The cause of this problem is likely that the battery on the motherboard is nearly dead. The flashing light is a warning to replace the battery. (It would have been nice if they would have put this into the user manual.) When you disconnect the power as described above, you interrupt the low-battery circuit. Replace the battery and all should be well.
Posted on Dec 02, 2008
The green blinking light can mean there is a problem with the power supply.
Try unplugging the computer from the wall, and turning on the pc on switch.
After a few minutes, try plugging it back in.
If that does not start things up, you may have a bad power supply.
If the power supply is bad, these models take standard power supplies. You should get an ATX 350Watt or higher power supply.
They are easy to replace, unplug the power from the wall, disconnect all the cables inside the computer. Unscrew the four phillips screws outside the back of the computer where the power supply is attached to the case.
Remove and replace.
If you don't feel comfortable with this, a good local computer shop can help you out.
Posted on Apr 13, 2009
I would suggest trying to replace the power supply. If that does not fix the issue, i would need to hear more about the computer.
Posted on May 06, 2009
There could be a hardware problem on the computer if the power button led light is "Orange/ or amber", if you can open the computer, try removing one memory card at a time and see if the power button will change.
Posted on Dec 15, 2009
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