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T3500 System on, BIOS not executing, 2,3,4 flashing, solid amber power button

The manual sais "System on. BIOS not execution. This is the transition state to POST states" but we cannot find any directions as to what to do form here... can anyone advise, please?

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Means that the BIOS upgrade did not work. Computer toast.

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SOURCE: Dell 5150 - solid amber light at the switch.

Make sure the 12v power connector is securely connected to the system board. If you open up your computer look at the end of the board that the memory modules are there is a 4 pin connector thats the 12 v Make sure thats plugged in and secure, If thats ok you have already did the removal of the memory and replaced them, take out any pci express cards and use your onboard video, if that don't work try one memory module at a time see if that works you already seem to be savoy enough to do that and try that, and if that does not work you may need a new power supply. You can check it but probally will be bad I have the same desktop and thats been a problem with these 5150 along with the mother board going out after the warranty expires. I sure Hope this helps you out,, Happy Holidays to you and yours. Hey If you need me to look anything else up let me know. Thanks again bear001

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SOURCE: I have a flickering amber light on the power button; replaced power supply and motherboard with no luck

FIRST IF YOU REPLACED THE POWER SUPPLY OF YOUR DELL PC,
MAKE SURE IS A RECOMMEND POWER SUPPLY FOR DELL COMPUTERS ONLY
BECAUSE DELL USE A DIFFERENT (NONSTARD) PS

AN PLEASE DON'T TURN YOUR PC ON, TILE YOU ARE SURE I'TS A DELL COMPATIBLE POWER SUPPLY
YOU CAN FRY YOUR COMPUTER

ON THE MOTHERBOARD I'T MAY BE THE BIOS (BIOS STANDS FOR INPUT /OUTPUT SYSTEM) I'T A CHIP ON YOUR MOTHERBOARD THAT CONTROLS THE SYSTEM HARDWARE AND ACTS AS AN INTERFACE BETWEEN THE OPERATING SYSTEM AND THE HARDWARE
I'T MAY BE FLASH
IF IS FLASH ,
YOU PROBABLY NEED TO REPLACE THE MOTHERBOARD
OR CALL DELL TO SEE IF THEY CAN FIX IT


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SOURCE: Dell GX270 won't boot up with solid amber light on Power button

Check motherboard for bad capacitors. I had the same problem and when i had bad capacitors replaced everything is ok.

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SOURCE: power button on dell dimension 8200 is solid amber

hi this looks like the hdd is not powering up...take the cover of the tower and disconnect the hdd power and see if the motherboard fires up on its owen......unplug the power to the motherboard and wait 5 mins plug it back in see what happens.......on the motherboard were you plug in the hdd led cables and power cable and the led cables and fined the one that has the pwr on it plug it in on its owen see if that helps you

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SOURCE: Dell Precision T3500 Press

Try running diagnostic test press the power and the windows key at the same time and it will run in diagnostic mode and hopefully that will reveal the trouble. Also, you may wish to try reseating the memory.

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