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Blinking amber light and computer wont turn on

We have checked usb ports, have reset surge protector, have unplugged and replugged......

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Do you have a battery backup/surge protector?? Take it out of the loop and plug directly into the wall.

If the power light is blinking amber - The computer is receiving electrical power, but an internal power problem might exist.
Ensure that the voltage selection switch is set to match the AC power at your location (if applicable).
Ensure that the processor power cable is securely connected to the system board

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If the power light is blinking amber - The problem could be that the computer is receiving electrical power, but an internal power problem might exist.

Ensure that the voltage selection switch is set to match the AC power at your location (if applicable).
Ensure that the processor power cable is securely connected to the system board.
If you have a surge protector, turn it off for 30 seconds, then back on.
If you don't have one (you should on any expensive electronics to avoid them from blowing when there is a storm) turn off your computer, then unplug it from the wall for 30 seconds, then turn it back on.

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Today we lost power to our home. Blinked first then dimmed and then went out completely. When power was restored, I tried to turn my computer on but the switch light would not come on. No power except...

If the computer was not plugged into a surge protector the computer could be damaged. If it was plugged into into a surge protector see if there is a reset on the surge protector .Try unplugging the computer for a few minutes and the plug it in again and try it. You can try plugging the computer into a different outlet that you know is working(without the surge protector). If you look on the power supply there may be a reset inside the case.
If nothing works you may have only burnt out the power supply in the computer, you could try another power supply from another computer to see if it is just the power supply. If still not working you would have to test and trouble shoot all your parts to see what is damaged.
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try removing all power cables of your computer that are connected to the surge protector. reset the surge protector. wait for about 5 minuets before you turn on the surge protector. then plug all cables that your remove from your computer the turn on the computer.

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My daughters xps 200 won't start, she presses the button and nothing. She has checked the surge protector that it is pluged into and it is OK... is there a reset button is there was a power surge??

most surge protectors have some sort of on/off switch and a reset button. If there was a surge then you would need to pres the reset button to get the surge protector to function again. If there was no surge then try using the on/off switch on the surge protector to see if that helps. Also try simply unplugging the power cord from the back of the desktop while the computer is turned off. This will sometime also help.

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Computer will not boot up after i disconnect power

If the component with the blinking green light is on your network card, it has nothing to do with your problem, but does demonstrate that *********** board is NOT fried or there would be no voltage available to make the light blink.

Something on your board may be fried, but not the entire board.

Unit needs board level service, so obtain an RMA, if available and submit the unit for bench testing and service.

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Does your machine turn on? Is the blinking light red or amber? If you have it plugged into a UPS or surge protector try directly into wall socket.
Please give a little more description, also what was the last thing you did before this happened?

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"Then I came across the recommendation to check the USB ports for damage. Saw some of the pins bent inside the port. Once I fixed them, the computer powered back on as normal! Small fix for big problem. Cheers - Parveen"

My wife's Dell E510 also suffered from the orange blinking light on front, and would not power up this morning. I had just purchased a new power supply for another computer and swapped it with the Dell's. To no avail... Put the Dell back together and still no luck with a start. So I came across your site and remembered that recently the 6y'o had jammed a USB port in the front of the Dell and after bending that USB port back into shape every thing works again!

Who would have thought that a free fix would be so easy!


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