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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Computer fails to start
I'm reasonably sure that it is a bulging or bad capacitor issue. We have had Dell replace a large number of motherboards on SX270 and GX270 computers, due to underpowered or counterfeit capacitors on a large batch purchased back in 2005. The capacitors swell or burst until the computer will not turn on anymore. You'll get the amber light inside the unit, plus a green light on the power supply, but the computer will not power up. You can try the solder technique, but you'd be better off replacing the system board, if possible. Happy trails!
Posted on Nov 28, 2007
1. Remove All External Devices
2. Check the Computer's Power LED
3. If the power LED has not changed unplug the Power Cable From the Computer Disconnect All Hard Drive Power and Data Cables and power on the computer. If still no go.
4. Remove All PCI, PCI-E, and AGP Expansion Cards .
5. Remove All Memory From the Computer
6. Reseat the ATX and 12-Volt Connections . The ATX connector will be a 4 pin square connector connecting to the motherboard from the power supply and the 12-Volt Connection would be the biggest connector with a lot of colored wires.
7. If still no go.
8. Disconnect the Power Connection to the Chassis Fan
9. If the light still flashes then it could be a power supply or motherboard failure. Try a good know power supply first and if that does not fix the problem it is the motherboard. Also check the back of the tower for 4 lights lables ABCD or 1234.
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Posted on Aug 11, 2009
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