Question about Dell OptiPlex GX280 PC Desktop
Computer won't boot, orange lights are lit at the usb ports. beeps a bunch when power is re-supplied. There has been a real high fan speed when doing large AutoCAD drawings until now. Will not boot at all just beeps and lights. Any suggestions?
System halted my pc help
Posted on Feb 25, 2010
A possible BIOS failure has occurred; the computer is in the recovery mode
Run the BIOS Recovery utility, wait for recovery completion, and then restart the computer.
where as the solid orange light says
The Dell Diagnostics is running a test, or a device on the system board may be faulty or incorrectly installed.
Posted on Jun 25, 2009
High fan speed indicates the system is overheating and the motherboard is speeding up the fans trying to keep cool. You problem now sounds like either the power supply or the motherboard was damaged because of the heat. The GX270 and GX280 system are plagued with this problem. The fan in the power supply goes out or does not spin fast enough to cool the system. When this happens parts called capacitors over heat and can pop. Go to my web site at :
Look at the pictures and open your computer case and check your motherboard. If you see any capacitors that look like the one on my site then your board will need to be repaired or replaced. The bottom 2 pictures are from the Dell GX270 and GX280 motherboards. Also while you have your case open try to power up your computer and see if the power supply fan spins, if it does not spin then you will need to replace it.
I hope this helps,
Posted on Jun 25, 2009
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