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Power Supply Dell Dimension E 510 - Have blinking amber light on front case power on button. Replaced power supplies twice with rebuilt units from dell. Replaced system battery also as advised by Dell tech support. Unit still does not turn on. Have steady green light on motherboard. Have ordered motherboard three times from Dell. All three times order has been cancelled by Dell with no notification or reason. I am at wits end dealing with Dell. Any suggestions? Karl

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  • Anonymous May 03, 2008

    I have the same problem. Blinking yellow light. Computer won't power on. Green light on Motherboard.

  • carlosnelson May 15, 2008

    I have a Dell Dimension 5100 which worked fine up until 2 weeks ago. When I went to turn it on it wouldn't power-up & the power button was flashing orange constantly. I contacted Dell & was told my computer was out of warranty & that I would be $39 for a diagnostic fee. The troubleshooting determined it was my powersupply box & it would be $28 for a re-built box. I got very fast & installed it, but same problem. I contacted Dell agian & now they say the motherboard. I purchase a refurbished board for $125 & again it arrives fast. I take it to a professional & he calls 2 days later saying the recently shipped board is bad & looks as if it was never even touched to begin with & that the computer still won't boot/power up. I contact Dell again & now it's the input/output cable on the front panel which is $21. I am getting ready to take it down to the tech for installation to see if theis is the problem/ I doubt it would end here & i'll say this to u: DON'T BUY DELL PRODUCTS, EVER! They will run you around & the customer service reps barely speak english.

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