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Flickering amber power light

On startup for two GX280s, I get an blinking or flickering amber power light but it never actually powers up. I've replaced the power supply on both; no change. I then replaced the motherboard for both; no change. Any suggestions?

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  • mlangford Jun 25, 2008

    No fan spinning.

    No sound from hard disk or other indication that it's spinning.

    Unit lost power; prior to that, it booted up normally.

    M/B is Dell P/N Y6281 for Optiplex GX280 SFF. What else might you need re: the m/b?

  • Anonymous Sep 13, 2008

    amber flickering light in pc



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Normally a bad power supply, but since you have changed that and the motherboard, the front IO panel is next.

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