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I'm sure you see alot of these questions, so here I go asking for the thousandth time...I bought a used Dell SX260 3.2GHz...I plug in the power adapter to the wall...light on power adapter is yellow till I plug it into the machine...then it turns green. I try to turn on machine & front machine button flashes amber & motherboard light is amber too. My monitor light turns amber also. I know the monitor works. I tried unpluging everything....even the cd, ram & battery & let it sit for 1 minute....put battery back in & pluged power back in & still the same thing. I don't even have to push the power button for it to flash amber....just plug in power & does it all on it's own. Fan come on, but never hear any beeps. HELLLLLLP!LOLOLOL!!!
Try these (un order of degree of difficulty) 1. Try replacing the battery on the system board. it is typically a CR2032 button-style battery. This helps if the computer has been off for a long time. 2. Make sure all dust has been blown or vacuumed out of the computer. 3. Check to see if the USB pins are bent inside the connector on the back and the front of the computer. Straighten if possible. 4. Remove add-in cards, fans, shrouds, and heatsinks, then check the system board for leaky or mushroomed capacitors. If you would like, this may also be a good time to see if the processor is seated correctly or possibly short-circuited (burned black on the bottom, burnt or missing pins, etc). If it is any of these, you may need a new system board (motherboard) 5. It may be that you need a new power supply. Do your best to make sure that it will fit your computer case and have all the power connectors you need; they are not created equal.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Test your PSU or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty
One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA
the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they are probably old and faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
hope this will help
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