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Dell 5150 - solid amber light at the switch.

Bought it for 17 months, now have this problem. Solid amber light at switch and nothing happen.
Unplug all cards, memory, cables and plug all back and power on, this time green light at the switch and nothing happen. Switch off power and switch on again, now again soild amber light. Have tried unplug one card at one time and power on.
Please advice on this problem.

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Re: Dell 5150 - solid amber light at the switch.

Make sure the 12v power connector is securely connected to the system board. If you open up your computer look at the end of the board that the memory modules are there is a 4 pin connector thats the 12 v Make sure thats plugged in and secure, If thats ok you have already did the removal of the memory and replaced them, take out any pci express cards and use your onboard video, if that don't work try one memory module at a time see if that works you already seem to be savoy enough to do that and try that, and if that does not work you may need a new power supply. You can check it but probally will be bad I have the same desktop and thats been a problem with these 5150 along with the mother board going out after the warranty expires. I sure Hope this helps you out,, Happy Holidays to you and yours. Hey If you need me to look anything else up let me know. Thanks again bear001

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Re: Dell 5150 - solid amber light at the switch.

I had this problem and bear001's comment solved it!

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Re: Dell 5150 - solid amber light at the switch.

This is Telling you battery has gone bad, I had that same problem

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