Question about Dell OptiPlex GX270 PC Desktop

2 Answers

Dell Optiplex GX270 will not start and power button is orange

When i turn on my computer i hear the fans and HD but there is nothing on the monitor and the power button is solid orange.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

I think that it is most likely that this is a power supply going bad. These can be purchased cheaply on eBay (make sure the picture matches). This replacement is moderately technical.

The other good possibility is a bad capacitor(s) on the motherboard. This is very common for the GX270s due to a manufacturer defect. Most of them failed in years 2-4, though. This would require a replacement motherboard (very technical). Pictures of bad capacitors: http://brianmorristech.com/?p=105

It could also be related to the power connector from the power supply to the motherboard (unlikely).

Another good option would be to buy a used GX270 from eBay and put your hard drive into it.


Posted on Aug 12, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 5 Answers

LOOK FOR CMOS SETTINGS OR JUST RESET JUMPERS , IF NOT THAN CHECK IF YOUR COMPUTER MEMORY SOCKET.

Posted on Jul 13, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Gx270 tower mother board amber LED solid on


If the fan is not spinning this can be the issue ...but it can also be the motherboard itself ..if you have the possibility try to change the fan ..cause if it fails to start the computer will also fail cause the cpu it will shut down the system instantly if it has no cooler working ..(gets to the shut down temperature in one sec or so ) If it seams that it is trying to start ..but , like I said , it shuts down ..just try to change the fan ...but it may be a issue with the power supply or the motherboard as well...

Dec 18, 2011 | Dell OptiPlex GX270 Small Mini-Tower...

2 Answers

When you press power button, computer does not boot up. only orange light blinking on and off.


Possible bad power supply. Unplug and let sit for 2 minutes. If you push the button again, and nothing happens; then replace the power supply.

Jan 06, 2011 | Dell OptiPlex GX620 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Hello I have a Dell optiplex GX270, with the mobo it comes with. It will boot, has sound coming from the HD, CD drive, cpu cooling fan, etc, but will not show anything on the monitor and the keyboard...


Hi,try swapping the Memory chip ie putting it on the other slot,also test with another processor if after all these system does display,i'll suggest you go get a new board.

Jan 04, 2011 | Dell OptiPlex GX270 Small Mini-Tower...

2 Answers

My power butten is orage an if pressbthe moniter key it says power save mode on press any key or move the mouse. When I do nothing happens. I have a wireless mouse and the little recesepter thing that...


From my experience orange power button usually means 2 possible issues. One is motherboard especially if it is model gx270 or power supply issue. Unless you really know what you are doing it will kinda be hard to determine. You can open the case and look on the motherboard to see is there any capacitors that look cracked or bloated(not perfectly round) which would indicate motherboard issue. I would take it to a pc repair shop if it is worth it and have the test it. Good luck.

Nov 02, 2010 | Dell Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Optiplex light blinks, fan goes for a second but won't turn on


you may want to do a search on the dell website, i had that problem and never fixed it, you might find the information under service manuals search.
good luck.

Aug 11, 2009 | Dell Optiplex GX270

1 Answer

Fan makes a lound noise and power button is orange


It sounds as if your power supply is cooked because the cooling fan has been running slow

Only way you can check is to take a panel off and hook a voltmeter into the 12v & 5V supplies on the Hard Drive and the Floppy Drive.

Jun 25, 2009 | Dell OptiPlex GX280 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Computer does not start. Replaced motherboard and RAM. Hear the fan when I start the computer


The monitor has the problem. the message only means, the connector is not properly connected on motherboared . please try another monitor.

I am sure about this...monitor or the connector ( as u have changed the motherboard) of the monitor has the problem.

Apr 19, 2009 | Dell OptiPlex SX270 PC Desktop

1 Answer

System couldnot respond after booting dell gx270


Try to check connections between the monitor and the System Unit or what they called CPU. Turn on the computer you must hear 1 beep means the computer start normally. if you haven't, try taking out any new installed hardware but not the video card if you don't have onboard video device and turn on your computer again.. if problem still exist keep in touch.. TY

HOPE I CAN HELP

Dec 04, 2008 | Dell OptiPlex GX270 Small Mini-Tower...

2 Answers

Dell gx270 power switch


I don't think you need a new switch. The power "switch" on the front of computers today is a momentary action push button switch. Not a locking or clicking switch as older computers used to have.

Many of today's computers, including the gx270 / gx280 computers from Dell are really always on. You can see the green or yellow LEDs on the motherboards glow when they are "off" (like a sleep mode).

They are in a "sleep" mode until you push the power switch, which sends a momentary signal off to the motherboard to fully power up and turn itself "on".

I think you have something else happening here. When the system tries to power itself up, and detects a severe problem, it will try to automatically turn itself off.

The problem could be a bad motherboard, power supply, memory or processor. It could even be a failed hard disk that is drawing too much power (shorting out) from the supply.

If you had done something to the system, like move it or open it up for an upgrade, etc.. Look again at all the internal connections, and make sure there is nothing rattling around inside that might also be causing a short.

You could try removing all the PCI cards in the system, removing the power and data cable connections from all the disks (Floppy, Hard Disk, CD/DVD) and see if the bare motherboard (with CPU and memory) will boot by it self. If it does boot, then the problem was somewhere in those items and you can replace them one at a time until you find the problem, or if it all works again then it may have been a loose or bad connection.

If you have another machine available, you could try switching the power supplies and seeing if that is the problem.

Good luck!

-Chip

Nov 21, 2008 | Dell OptiPlex GX270 PC Desktop

2 Answers

Orange light on Dell GX270 power button


A solid orange light, usually indicates an internal power problem but just in case try reseating the memory. Also its become a habit on a GX270 to check the capacitors to make sure they aren't bulging.

Jul 07, 2008 | Dell OptiPlex 170L PC Desktop

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell OptiPlex GX270 PC Desktop Logo

864 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18390 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

mukhtar21 shaikh
mukhtar21 shaikh

Level 3 Expert

2017 Answers

Are you a Dell Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...