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Pre-bios problem on dell dimension

After trobbleshot procedure amber front panel still on, i removed all sdram and amber light still showing , cmos was cleared internal on board light is on
all board are removed ... all voltage from PSupply are ok.. voltage selector is ok... no beeps

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Re: pre-bios problem on dell dimension

Ok.. i will go for it

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Re: pre-bios problem on dell dimension

Hello towertech
Happy Holidays
Well, it is a problem with some hardware you install, o a defective RAM, could be modem, or USB port.
also check for bad onboard power connector.
(faulty mobo)

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Re: pre-bios problem on dell dimension

Which dell dimension model is it

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First thing I would do is to reset your CMOS by:

1) Power down.
2) Remove power cord.
3) Push power button in and hold for 15 seconds.
4) Open the case.
5) ground you self to the case for a second. (touch bare metal)
6) Remove the battery for 30 seconds.
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Your diagnostic lights indicate "Other Failure". (The one on the right is amber, correct?) That could be anything. Here is a reference for your diagnostic lights:

Try resetting the CMOS first and comment back.

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