The problem appears to be identical. The video tries to come on, then turns off, and the power lamp flashes green then amber. If I shut down the Dell E520, the power lamp stays green until there is a signal. Then the problem re-occurs. A new (Different) monitor works fine. Can this Dell E172 FP be saved?
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If this is a NEC VT series projector, Change the lamp. When if it continues to blink amber and not project and image after installing a new lamp check the lamp cover to see if the micro switch tab on the lamp cover broke off. Some models have a built in lens cover. If the cover is not slid over to open completely the light may not turn on.
Lamp is burned out or makes a popping sound. When the lamp reaches its end of life, it may burn out and may make a loud popping sound. If this occurs, the projector does not turn back on. To replace the lamp, see on page 38. LAMP light is solid amber If the LAMP light is solid amber, replace the lamp. LAMP light is blinking amber If the LAMP light and the Power light are blinking amber, the lamp driver has failed and the projector will automatically shut down. If the LAMP light is blinking amber and Power light is solid blue, the color wheel has failed and the projector will automatically shut down. Unplug the power cord after 3minutes then turn the display on again. If this problem persists, contact Dell™. TEMP light is solid amber The projector has overheated. The display automatically shuts down. Turn the display on again after the projector cools down. If the problem persists, contact Dell™. TEMP light is blinking amber A projector fan has failed and the projector will automatically shut down. If the problem persists, contact Dell™.
If the blinking light is the power on LED (normally green), then you'll have to disconnect it from power and pull the battery to get it to stop. If you connect it back to power and the amber light blinks right away, or if you connect it to power, press the power button, and the power LED starts blinking amber, then you have a bad motherboard. I see about one every two years....
If you think this is a keeper (which I do), eBay is probably the best place to buy a whole or partial unit for a song and a dance ($30-$50 target price). The Satellite A10 and A15 series are hardware identical: A10's are corporate offerings with XP Pro, and A15's are nearly all retail offerings with XP Home, that being the only difference.
my power light flashes green/ amber as soon as it is plugged in, with a dead battery. It seems to go to steady amber if the plug is tapped, but goes back to flashing. It will not hold a charge on a new battery.
Most LCD monitor (depends on the brand) power indicator light will either turn from Green to Amber, or flashing Amber, or flashing green, when it does not detect video signal feeding it. So it may be normal with your monitor. Are you haivng problem with the display? If it displays he pictue OK then there is nothing to worry about.
Make sure u replace the lamp cover as the safety switch need to be closed to make the set work. If new lamp did not repair your problem , then it may well be the Ballast Board, Sometimes call the Lamp Driver.
Hi there. Sounds like the battery could be faulty. The diagnostic procedures from the Dell User Guide are as follows:
Total Power Failure When Using a Battery If an AC adapter is not connected to your computer, the computer's power source is a battery. If the battery indicator flashes amber or is a steady amber, the battery needs to be charged. If the battery is flashing green and amber, the battery may be defective. To troubleshoot this problem, use the following procedure. 1. Turn off the computer and peripherals, and disconnect them from AC power. 2. Reseat each installed battery by removing it and then replacing it. 3. Turn on the computer. Does the green power indicator light up? Allow one minute for the computer to initialize its components before checking for signs of power. Yes. Continue to step 4. No. Use the AC adapter to connect your computer to AC power. If the computer operates normally when using AC power, go to step 7. If the computer does not boot when using the AC adapter, see the previous subsection, "Total Power Failure When Using the AC Adapter." 4. Does the battery indicator flash amber or show a a steady amber light? Yes. The battery needs to be charged. Go step 5. No. Go to step 7. 5. Connect the computer to AC power, and fully charge the battery. For instructions, see the topic titled "Charging the Battery" in the online System User's Guide. 6. As the battery charges, does the green battery indicator light up? Yes. Go to step 9. No. Go to step 7. 7. Is the battery indicator flashing green and amber? Yes. Your computer may be in a hot environment. Charging the battery in this condition may affect the life span of the battery. Continue to step 8. No. The problem is resolved. 8. Disconnect the computer from AC power. Is the the battery indicator still flashing amber? Yes. You may have a defective battery. Continue to step 9. No. The problem is resolved. 9. Remove the battery, and press its test button. Is the uppermost indicator in the charge gauge of the battery flashing? Yes. You have a defective battery. Continue to step 9. No. The problem is resolved. 10. If a spare battery is available, fully charge it, and then install it in the computer. 11. Turn on the computer. Is the power indicator off? Yes. Your original battery is defective.
Sounds like a defective lamp diever or ballast.Listen for a buzzing sound when you turn the set on. If you do not hear it then most likely you have a bad ballast or lamp driver. Worst case scenerio would be the engine itself.