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Dell Inspiron 530 power save mode issues

How do i get my pc to come out of power save mode back to life?

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  • shadowman06 May 18, 2009

    I have a dell inspiron 530. I thought the power supply was dead. The light on the back of the supply is green and the cmos light on the motherboard is on. If you push the power switch...nothing. I tested the power supply on another great. Tried a different power on switch...nothing. Doesn't help that it is only 5 months old, and dell's tech guy never showed up with the replacement parts.




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Volto is wrong.

Posted on Jul 11, 2008


If it was dead how could the light be blinking. Usually to come out power save mode you move keyboard or mouse to login screen. If that don't work power button.

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If you have a blinking orange LED, it means the power supply is dead, it won't come back to life until you replace it.

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

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    Jerrod J Jul 15, 2008

    I wasn't about to insult the intelligence of olmesgar by assuming he/she didn't already try the most obvious things like moving the mouse/pressing keys, or pressing the power button. If you can post a message on fixya, you can probably press the power button on your computer. I have worked on a lot of Dells and every time there is a blinking orange/amber LED, I replace the power supply and it comes back to life. Without further information about the problem, this is the most likely cause in my opinion.

  • Michael A Tipton Aug 02, 2012

    We have a linking amber on the power supply. We have another power supply, so we tried it. It also blinks orange when you plug it into the motherboard.


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