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I just turned on my Dell Optiplex 280 and it sounds as if the fans are now turbo jets and nothing comes up on the screen. Both fans are blowing out air. I checked inside and there is no dust bunnies or hair. What could be wrong?

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Something not connected properly, or possibly hardware issue or failure.

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Have a Dell Optiplex 740 desktop. Power button is lit solid orange. No diagnostic lights on. Fans still blowing. Replaced power supply unit still nothing. HELP!!!!!


before replacing main board,try replacing individual hardwares like ram,processor and if still not working,try resetting the bios by alternating the jumper on the labelled CLR CMOS

good luck

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Dell opitiplex 280 is not giving display. first of all his fan speed to much high and then after 4 or 5 day its display disappeared. its just picking now power and fan also start with high noise and...


OK, I use GX280s as home servers and ran into a similar problem with one of them...

The problem may be serious and not worth fixing (motherboard).

Turn power on
Fan(s) come on full power, sounds like a jet engine, or eventually gets that loud.

See if you power light has gone amber.

You get nothing on the screen, no Dell splash screen/post, nothing.

This is what I posted a while back concerning the above. Obviously I cannot bee 100% certain as I do not have your box in front of me. This a known issue.

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See if the power light goes amber after power up. I had (have - still siting in my basement) one that did same. Power up, fans go full blast . Power light goes and stays amber. This is USUALLY caused by bad capacitors on the mother board. Known GX280 problem going back. If you look on the motherboard, the capacitors should have flat tops and not leaking. If the are rounded or leaking, the MB has probably gone bad. Bottom line this is usually a defective motherboard. Mine was a bad caps issue, you issue could be different, but it does sound like the motherboard.

You can google "gx280 solid amber light loud fan" and see the issues. Here is one link.

http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/111476-gx280-solid-amber-light-and-loud-fan

I just replaced one of my old 280s with a dual core Dell Precision 390 workstation for about $118, and that included shipping, off of ebay.

Sep 25, 2011 | Dell OptiPlex GX280 PC Desktop

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Please i need your help dell optiplex gx 280 there is a very loud noise when i press the power button and the power button colour is red instead of green nothing appears on the screen


check the boards compasstors if they have a round top on them or not if they do you need new board check also the power supply as well jim look at fan on cpu if it turns or not

Apr 04, 2011 | Dell Optiplex GX280 (99301) Motherboard

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We have around 30 units of DELL Optiplex GX280 having mother board failure. It was more then 3 years old already. Once the turbo fan become noisy then it will gone dead.


May be serious. See if the power light goes amber after power up. I had (have - still siting in my basement) one that did same. Power up, fans sound like 747 taking off. Power light goes and stays amber. This is USUALLY caused by bad capacitors on the mother board. Known GX280 problem going back. If you look on the motherboard, the capacitors should have flat tops and not leaking. If the are rounded or leaking, the MB has probably gone bad.

I obviously can not be 100% sure about this as the unit is not here.

You can google "gx280 solid amber light loud fan" and see the issues. Here is one such link.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/p/19253544/19414291.aspx

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I have dell optiplex gx280 computer.i am facing problem of CPU high fan speed when i turn on the PC.it goes to full noise like a jet fighter and nothing get appeared on the screen and fan continuously gone...


dells usually go full blast on power up then slow down to normal,sounds like fan is not responding to slow down signal i would try replacing fan, its got to be a dell fan

Jan 08, 2011 | Dell Optiplex GX280 (99301) Motherboard

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Sound problems after reinstallation of windows


Did you install it to the factroy default installation or did you install windows anew? 

You need to install the Dell sound drivers. They're found on the dell home page or on your media that came with the Optiplex. 

Also, check the system control / administtration / hardware section to see if windows potted a problem with the hardware. 

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No Display in dell optiplex gx280 & Fan speed is veyy high


GM from pakistan fsd problem in motherboard chepset......you should repare u r gx 280 or heat the chepset with heat gun ........ 

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