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Amber Power Light

I recently had a problem with my Dell Dimension 3000 not booting up properly. I called a tech and they explained to me that the motherboard needed to replaced. I bought a new motherboard and processor and I am still having the same problem. Could you please provide some sort of solution for this problem?

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  • kevin2510 May 01, 2008

    Hi I have a similar problem with my Dimension 3000. It's out of warranty now, so it's up to me to fix it or not really. I am not too sure wether it is the motherboard or the processor which has overcooked. The computer starts occasionally for 10-15 seconds then switches itself off. After that usually it wouldn't reboot... I doubt that it is a processor problem, to me it is the motherboard or the power supply (but really it wouldn't start at all occasionally if that would be the case??!!). Any suggestion? Thanks

  • Boo1165 May 13, 2008

    my 3000 is doing the same thing. I have replaced the motherboard, and the power supply. I have also tried the suggestion I read here 2 or 3 times. The light is still amber and now it willnot turn off by power button and when you plug it up it comes on right away by itself. If you have any suggestions please let me know.

    T.Y.

    Boo1165

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If your computer is running kind of sluggish, you can fix it with an easy clean up of your registry. Here's a link to a free scan that works well:
www.your-free-info.com/RegCure
I've used this one and it sped up my computer by quite a bit. Hopefully this helps.

Posted on May 13, 2008

If your computer is running kind of sluggish, you can fix it with an easy clean up of your registry. Here's a link to a free scan that works well:
www.your-free-info.com/RegCure
I've used this one and it sped up my computer by quite a bit. Hopefully this helps.

Posted on May 08, 2008

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Hi,

Just try doing flea power & the power cycle.

1. Disconnect all the peripherals like keyboard,mouse,printer,scanner & monitor and power supply from the CPU.

And press & hold the power button for 1 min, it will release the flea power from the mother board.

Restart the system & check.

2. Disconnect everything.wait for 5-10 minutes and then connect every thing & start the system.

Restart the system & check.

You can run the diagnostics by

Restart the system.

At the Dell logo screen, press the <F12> key .

At the One Time Boot menu, press the <Down> arrow key to highlight Diagnostics, then press <Enter> to begin PSA.

You will get the error code.

The definition for the error codes can found in the link :

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/tree?c=us&dl=false&l=en&s=gen&treeid=37A8BFBB0F32CBC1E040A68F5B283B2C&doclang=en&cs=

And then try this

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/tree?c=us&dl=false&l=en&s=gen&treeid=37A8BFBB0F32CBC1E040A68F5B283B2C&doclang=en&cs=

Then try

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/tree?c=us&dl=false&l=en&s=gen&treeid=37A8BFBB0F32CBC1E040A68F5B283B2C&doclang=en&cs=

Diagnostics will isolate the issue to be with which part.

Replace that one then it will be fine.

Good Luck.

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Try a new power supply. It could be putting out too little voltage. Or take it to a tech that can check the power output for you. .

Posted on Apr 26, 2008

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