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Dell Desktop Will not power up. Orange flashing light when power button is pushed.

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  • jdbarlow Jun 16, 2008

    Yes

    Dimension E510 ,Intel Pentium D Processor 820 with Dual Core Technology (2.8 GHz).

    Does not boot at all.



    John

  • wedding546 Jan 31, 2009

    Will not power up, just a flashing orange light. Once in awhile I can get it to power up but then if the power goes out or it is turned off it won't turn back on.... But It seems like it is the power button because this happens after the computer is moved or something.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    Will not turn on, power button flashes orange. It's been acting strange for a while, and I have tried not to shut it off because one of these days I know it just wont turn on again, and today is that day!
    It would turn on if I held the power button pushed into the on position, but it wont even do that anymore. I only shut it down last night by accident. UGH.


  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2009

    Having the same sort of problem, leave the computer on or playing a game or something and it just turns off and the power light flashes orange, it wont let me turn my computer on again for about 6 hours (have to take the power cable out the back for the light to go first) but i also get PCI device not connected or something like that sometimes, i've taken my Dimension 5000 back and they said it was a memory problem and replaced it, but now its starting to happen again, from what i've read on dells the motherboard seems to be the problem some sort of corrotion in the board or somthing like that, take the side off and have a look and you might see something on the board then call dell for a replacement if it is that.

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Unplug the power supply hold the power supply button down with the cord out for up to 60 seconds, then plug it back it, worked for me.

mine was caused by a sensor program trying to access the sensors in the PC which caused a boot failure for some reason.
(computer shutting down to protect itself?)

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Have you tired holding down the power button. Other wise what model is this computer? And how far into the boot cycle does it get?

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

  • Rhys Parker Jun 16, 2008

    OK, sounds like a hardware fault, Unfortunately you will have to take this to a tech.

    Sounds like a blown motherboard or power supply unit.

    Are you getting any error?


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SOURCE: on my dell dimension desktop the power light is flashing orange

Check all connections on the computer outside and inside, re-seating ram sticks too, if that dont work you might need a new power supply.

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The power supply needs to be replaced, How old is the system, Can you provide the tag, i may be able to get you one for little or no cost. if your interested :)

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