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How do I fix my Dell computer that keeps blinking amber color light and does not turn on?

When I turn it on, it keeps blinking the amber colour light and will not come on, it just stays like that.

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You are going to get a range of opinions on this one. Some suggest a new power supply and others more invasivel repairs involving removal of the front panel and soldering!

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Posted on Apr 22, 2015

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Your ram has gone bad, I suggest opening the side panel and see if it has 2 sticks of ram, if so pull one and see if it turns on, if not put it back in and pull the other

Posted on Apr 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: computer wont power up. Light stay amber and fan come on

Remove the memory chips again and reseat them in thier slots. This typically happens when you dont get the ram all the way in it's slot. Computer wont boot.
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Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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SOURCE: There is no display on the monitor screen. The amber light on the power switch keeps blinking uselessly!

The monitor requires service The monitor is not receiving a signal from the computer

Posted on May 14, 2009

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SOURCE: "COMPUTER WILL NOT BOOT UP"

video card is bad :( if it is on board, ie built on MB.
install a after market/stand alone video card in a pci ,agp or pcie slot.

Posted on Oct 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Computer turns on but won't boot at all.

check ur PSu (smps) or ur mobo ic is get damaged u need to service it

Posted on Jan 17, 2010

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