Question about Dell OptiPlex GX270 PC Desktop
Hi my Dell GX280 displays nothing on screen (screen light stays amber).
PC power button solid yellow, no diagnostic lights, & fan runs uncontrolled.
I have disconncted all disks & removed plug in boards, metered power supply (ok) tried memory 1 board at a time then got hold of a new motherboard but fault still the same. Do you think a second faulty MB or
am I missing something? Your opinion would be appreciated.
Plug in a video card in a pci slot and see if your video comes on and do the same with your agp slot
Posted on Jan 25, 2008
I solved this on a Dell GX280 by removing the CPU and then reseating it in the socket. Also cleaned cpu and heatsink and applied new thermal compound.
Posted on Nov 01, 2008
Dell Optiplex GX280 CPU FAN Speed Loud Noise - With No Display
Posted on Nov 23, 2012
Pls help me guys..i am a bowling technician here in saudi arabia and we are using dell GX280 on the server.after 5yrs of continues use the fan on the processor get too noisy and no display at all..i already replaced 4 blowned capacitors but still no display but the noise of the fan was ok now...what else shoul i do..please help...my email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Jul 14, 2012
I have dell gx280 its come on but no display its oring light instead of green so nay one help thanks
Posted on Mar 16, 2011
Re-seat the CPU and re-apply new compound. Worked without issue for mine. If it were the PSU you would get flashing amber PSU.
Posted on Jun 10, 2010
Reseating in the socket work for a GX270. When I did that, I noticed that the processor was bad plugged (when I remove the cooling, the processor also came throught)
Now it is working. At first time I thought it was the capacitor stuff, a lot of info on the web about that. I checked the CAP manufacturer (visual inspection) and I realice it was the replacement one, not the Nich... defective CAPs.
Posted on Apr 25, 2009
I had this problem as well - solid amber light and no power-up. I resolved it like "NoNaym" said by re-seating the processor. I should have tried that hours ago because I tried just about every other gymnastic I could come up with before trying that. I was SURE it was a power supply issue but in the end it appears that it was the re-seating of the processor that did the trick (for now anyway!)
Posted on Apr 25, 2009
Power supply didn't fix mine, neither did swapping processors, video cards. It has to be a motherboard issue. The op never mentioned getting a *new* motherboard so I'm guessing its another bad one. but thats just a guess.
Posted on Oct 23, 2008
Open it up and check to see if any capacitors are bulged or leaking. Also try and swap the psu's
Posted on Jan 29, 2008
Swap the power supply, betting it will fix it..well known problem unfort...got burned here 2!!
Posted on Jan 27, 2008
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