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Dell Desktop Fan Runs all the time and Amber Light

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An Amber blinking power button indicates a low voltage problem. This can be caused by a defective power supply or a defective motherboard.
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.

Posted on Mar 22, 2015

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SOURCE: Amber Light and fan running

1st thing, disconnect everything but keyboard mouse and monitor, see if anything changes.

If the issue persists, ensure that all power and card connections for the motherboard are tight and secure. If you've added RAM or other parts, remove them. Reseat the RAM in the motherboard that came from Dell.

If none of those ideas have any effect on the issue, replace the motherboard.

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Dell Dimension 8300 flashing amber power light and dead pc

it seems *********** board is having problem plz send it for servicing

Posted on Aug 08, 2008

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SOURCE: My Dell 9100 desktop won't start.

Hey mate... Now there could be a number of things wrong with your PC.. First thing is that on the back of the main tower there are 4 Lights that glow if the system is ok but in case of issues they glow in different patterns according to the potential problem... look out for those lights n refer em to this chart

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim9100/en/SM/adtshoot.htm#wp1054146

Also in case of potential component failtures the system gives out beep codes in patterns (maybe the sounds u hear at startup)... Do a quick check

Now regardless we can perform a basic troubleshooting...now you seem to be tech savy enough so do one thing... remove all the chords from the system... then hold dowm the power button to discharge the flea power... now remove all the components one by one n reseat them immediately... this will reset the connections n then try n restart again... if the problem persists then post the 4 led code here n we'll go from there mate :-)

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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SOURCE: DELL XPS 700 AMBER LIGHT

you don't tell us from where coming the amber light from the cpu or from the monitor?

Posted on May 29, 2009

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SOURCE: solid amber light ON Dell Inspiron 530 desktop.The

Hi

Please try the following

1) Remove ALL wires from thw back of the PC
2) Press and hold the power button on for approx 15 seconds
3) Replug only the mains power wire and the monitor cable and then retest

Please advise of outcome

I hope this has been useful

Posted on Mar 05, 2010

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