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The Dell GX620 as well as SX270/280 computers are a few models of many that suffered from Faulty Capacitors on the motherboard which regulate power supply. When they totally fail, about 4-6 of them on the board, the power light will be orange and the system will not post. Other systems also include reaching a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) before Windows loads, or even random BSODs while running windows.

IF you have decent soldering skills, you can order capacitors from badcaps.net and replace the 2200uF 6.3v caps on the board and the system will start fine.

I have done about 40+ such repairs can confirm with 90% confidence this is the cause of your orange power light and non-booting issues.

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Hi,

A blinking amber Pwer light indicates that there is something wrong with the power. You might check the following:

Make sure the AC switch is in the correct position. (115-US)

Are you getting any fan action or noise?

Is the green motherboard LED ON?

Make sure all you MB connections are secure.

Check (or have someone check) your power supply outputs.

And for reference, here is a link to your computer's Service manual:

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim9100/en/SM/index.htm

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