Question about Dell OptiPlex 170L PC Desktop
Can anyone tell me what the orange light on the power button means? I am using a Dell GX270 and the PC will not start. You can power it on but nothing happens. Thanks in advance. Dell OptiPlex 170L PC DesktopPC Not working
I agree, the Optiplex GX270 is infamous for MoBos going bad. The capacitors have a manufacturing flaw, and up until February of 2008, Dell was replacing those boards for customers for free if it was found that the capacitors were the culprit. I just found a board yesterday with this problem. A sign that the capacitors are bad is either a buldge or they will be leaking an orange-rusted looking substance (primarily capacitors near the CPU). Symptoms of this problem include the PC rebooting itself randomly, and/or getting a BIOS error saying there was a thermal event.
Posted on Oct 14, 2008
A solid orange light, usually indicates an internal power problem but just in case try reseating the memory. Also its become a habit on a GX270 to check the capacitors to make sure they aren't bulging.
Posted on Jul 15, 2008
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