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Power button will not stay on. keeps going back to blinking orange. is it time for a new one...dell dimension 5150 pc

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Blinking orange Power LED is an indication of a failed power supply in the tower

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I know this is an old post but for the sake of letting others know, I also had this problem with my Dimension 5150 power on button blinking amber and not responding, this was after only buying the machine in April 2006. I first took the base unit to PC World who told me the machine was knackered and i should invest in a new one, unhappy with that answer I contacted Dell who run through this whole process of pull this out, plug this in, power up, press the cd drive button etc.. etc.. all of this narrowed the fault down to a "faulty input/output panel" according to Dell, however i did some more testing of my own and found a small round flat silver battery on the circuit board, i simply popped this battery out gave it a clean popped it back in and my PC fired up first time and is now performing better than it ever has done. The only effect I can tell is that the computer date and time settings reverted to March 2006, which is easily corrected!

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