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2 3 4 orange blinking lights/ automatic start up and forced shutdown/ optiplex 960

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Log in to: http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/product/optiplex-960/diagnose and send this info to Dell. As I recall lights 2,3,4 are either memory or HDD failure.

Run Diagnostic Run Diagnostic Diagnostics can be run on supported Dell devices with a full version of Windows.

Already have an error code from running ePSA diagnostics?

Dell devices come with preboot diagnostics to capture error codes. If you have already run a preboot system assessment (ePSA), enter the error and validation codes with your Service Tag below and complete the steps to resolve your issue. Enhanced Preboot System Assessment Error Code (without 2000-prefix) * Validation Code * Service Tag * Part Serial # (optional) ; ;

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SOURCE: Dell Optiplex gx280 shuts down and orange power light blinks

It happens because the power supply is overheats and computer goes to standby. The power supply is 160w or lower. Specially it will happen if you put more devices in such as video card or sound card. So the only solution you have is to place a small 1or2 fans toward the power supply to make it cooler. And 1 more thing the power for the fans should come from other sources.

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SOURCE: Dell (ie optiplex 330) would not boot with the orange light on

Do you have a lot of accessories plugged in? They may have overloaded the power supply and if this is the case you will need to buy new power supplies. If this is not the problem, check to make sure that the computers have plenty of ventilation in the back. If they don't, they may have overheated and melted quite a few different components.

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SOURCE: OPTIPLEX 960 error codes 1 and 3 at startup

Blinking amber ... seems like an isuue with the power supply .. check if you see the power supply fan spinning at the back of the system tower... If its spinning then you could try reseating the memory modules inside the system tower . Opem the tower and then disconnect the green colour ruler shapped modules which has a latch on either sides. then try turning in the system ... check if turns on properly.

Hope its informative.

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SOURCE: Dell optiplex 330 flashing orange on the power botton

Try to clean the RAM and place it again in the motherboard.

Posted on May 31, 2010

SOURCE: My Dell Optiplex 745 Desktop

Hello,
The orange blinking on your desktop power button says that there's a problem with either the power supply or the motherboard itself.
Please refer to this link for the diagnostic lights on dell computers.
What you can do is: 1. unplug the power cord 2. press the power button, hold on it for more than 5 secs 3. re-plug the power cord on your CPU 4. test if it the system will work.
If this troubleshooting step does not help, that means it is more likely that the problem is with the motherboard.
Hope this helps!

Posted on Sep 14, 2011

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