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Dell optiplex 320 amber light flashing not turning on

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SOURCE: orange amber showing on the power button of dell

An amber led is indicative that your machine is stuck in either stand by or hibernation mode. If you're unable to boot up at all, the easiest way to clear it is to

  1. Unplug the machine
  2. open the machine, remove the CMOS battery for several minutes
  3. while unplugged and with CMOS battery out, press and hold the power button for 5 seconds
  4. re-insert the CMOS battery
  5. re-assemble the machine and plug in
  6. press power button and allow machine to run diagnostics
At this point it will try to run in SAFE mode. Once it boots up successfully, you should be good to go.
Best of luck!

Posted on Feb 23, 2011

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SOURCE: my dell computer will not boot up. Hard drive

Please remove the all the memory and poweron the system. If you hear a beep sound, system board, and processor is ok. else you can suspect processor or mother board.
Remove the mother board battery after disconnecting all the powercable and try to switch on again.

Posted on Oct 16, 2009

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SOURCE: keyboard failure in dell optiplex 320

Too many keystrokes are being entered during POST (what your computer does before booting into your operating system) or a problem with your keyboard connected to the PS/2 port, or a problem with the port itself.

Replace/clean/fix/prevent cat from stepping on keys of the keyboard to resolve issue.

Posted on Oct 10, 2010

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SOURCE: dell Optiplex 320 keyboard failure [WRIT]

Fluids might have been licked inside the keyboard making it have failures, or if the cheap is dead you might need to get a new keyboard, try using another keyboard if it works quite properly then yours might be mechanically faulty and need technical assistance or even just replacement would be better.

Posted on May 02, 2011

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SOURCE: dell optiplex gx270 wont reboot.

Most likely it is the power supply then. I would recommend trying another power supply first. That is the first component to get damaged.

Posted on Jun 29, 2011

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