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My presario will not boot up just the green light blinks and monitor blinks amber

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Either your RAM/CPU is loose. Please reassemble them.

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I think your problem is your memory or video card.

Below are some steps that I recommend.

When you plug in the power cord is there any lights whatsoever on the computer?

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Maybe your power cord is bad if you don't get anything to happen whatsoever when you press the power button.

Maybe you have a Static Charge Buildup. Remove the Power Cord, then Press and Hold the power button for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds plug the power cord back in and hit the power button to see if it boots.

Maybe your memory is bad or the memory slot is bad.

Remove the Power Cord, Open the Case and remove one of the memory chips. Set the chip aside then try rebooting the computer. If it boots, then you know the memory chip you set aside is bad so mark an x on it with an ink pen. If it fails to boot then move the chip to the next memory slot and try rebooting. If it fails take the chip out and set it aside, then put the other chip in and try booting it in both slots. If it boots, just to verify that the chip set aside is bad, mark an x on it and put it into the open memory chip slot and try booting.

Maybe your power supply is bad. Sometimes there is enough power to make the power light or some other lights come on but not enough power to make the fan turn on or hard drive spin.


Below are links and info I found from Dell's Website based on your model.


http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dime521/en/SM_EN/specs.htm

Controls and Lights Front of computer:

Power button - push button

Power light
green light - Blinking green in sleep state; solid green for power-on state.
amber light - Blinking amber indicates a problem with the power supply inside the computer. If the system cannot boot and there is a solid amber light, this indicates a problem with the system board (see "Power Problems" in your Owner's Manual).

Diagnostic lights
four lights on the front panel (see Diagnostic Lights.)

Standby power light
AUX_PWR_LED on the system board

Hard-drive activity light
green light - When the computer is reading data from or writing data to the hard drive.

LAN indicator light

green light - Solid green indicates that a LAN (local area network) connection is established.


http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dime521/en/SM_EN/adtshoot.htm#wp1056411

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I know that my post is very belated, but I think, will be helpfull for someone henceforth...
First of all, there is one "chronic" problem with LG monitors: solders. Check soldering of Video Amplifier IC303, Flyback Transformer, Q833( ! 210V) , deflection coils socket, Vertical IC601, XTAL X401 and so on...
In Your case, probably the cause of "green, amber, amber" lights is lack of 15V on the Verical Amplifier IC601. DPMS is activated, and monitor does not work at all, even power off.
Replacing Q912 (2SA1273) solve the problem. I replaced him with 2SA1680 PNP 1A 900mW 60V, and all is OK.
This problem is fundamental for ALL 17'' Flatron monitors, repaired by me (over 30).

Wish Happy Repairing!

Best regards, Ico.

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