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My computer doesnot turn on, no video. Solid yellow led on motherboard.

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Test your PSU or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty

One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty

make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they are probably old and faulty ?
hope this helps

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I need the wiring chart for a mcp61pm-am motherboard

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Click on - Product Views

The front of your computer is the Front Panel.
The area of contact pins on the motherboard, that the wires from the Front panel go to, is the Front panel header.

If you need the pinout for the Front Panel header, click on -
S- Front Panel Connector

Looking at the different colors on the Front Panel header, and matching pin numbering;
Pin 2 = Orange with Yellow + sign.
Pin 4 is solid Orange.
Pin 6 is Green.
Pin 8 is Green
There is NO Pin 10.

Pin 1 is Red with a Yellow + sign.
Pin 3 is solid Red
Pin 5 is Blue
Pin 7 is Blue
Pin 9 is solid Yellow.

A) Pins 1 and 3 are for the HarDDrive activity LED (Light)
Pin 1 is for the Positive ( + ) wire.
If the HDD LED is dim when the harddrive is active, switch the wires around.

B) Pins 5 and 7 are for a Reset switch, IF a Reset switch is used.

C) Pin 9 is N/C. Not Connected. Reserved for +5 Volts, and factory use.

D) Pins 2 and 4 are for the Power On LED. (Light)
Pin 2 is for the Positive ( + ) wire.
If the PWR ON LED is dim when the computer is on, switch the wires around.

E) Pins 6 and 8 are for the Power On switch.

F) There is No Pin 10. Just a blank spot. (Yellow)

Click on B - Processor Core Power, for the 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable connector, location on the motherboard.

[ Processor to the Top, Ram Memory slots to the Right;
the square white 4-socket hole connector, is straight over to the left, from the bottom left corner of the Processor socket ]

On the U - Intrusion Switch Connector?
I believe the style of switch used, is if it is open, then the computer will not work.
Therefore connect a small wire to those two pins.
(Same thing as the switch is Closed)

Need Molex female metal terminals?

Could I be wrong about how the switch works? Yes.
Could be the alternate style where the switch is open, and removing the computer case cover, closes it.
In this case do not connect a jumper wire.

All the other wiring connections are shown.
Have a specific question on the wiring? Post back in a Comment.


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Dell Optiplex 740 Desktop Desktop Computer i shutdown my computer and i tryed to turn it back on and the power light is yellow?
A solid amber power LED indicates a problem with the motherboard, or something attached to it. (I've seen a bad mouse cause a no post before) Disconnect all cables except power, turn on system see if any LED change. If using a UPS, connect power direct to the wall. If still no change, open case, remove any expansion cards, try again. If still no go, disconnect power cables to all drives, try again.
If still no change, then replace the motherboard

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Computer wont turn on power light is yellow

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Main power button LED is flashing or solid yellow

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No boot and no power!!!

Thank you for contacting FixYa. I would be more than happy to help you. The problem you mentioned seems interesting to solve..let's see what can
we do to fix this.
You said, as soon as you connect the adapter the computer shuts off, but on the battery it works. Here is what we can try to fix this : -
1. try to take out the battery and then start it with the adapter only. if it turns on then connect the battery else,
2. the motherboard port where the adapter connects to the system board has gone bad and needs to be replaced. you can get it fixed or soldered from a local technician.
3. Check the LED's status of your laptop by click here.
4. In case link doesnot work.
a. flashing, solid, solid : - Reseat the processor or replace the motherboard.
b. Solid , flashing , solid : - replace / reseat the memory.
c. flashing, flashing, flashing : - replace the motherboard.
d. flashing, flashing, solid :- replace the video card.
e. flashing, flashing , off :- reseat /replace the keyboard.
f. flashing , off, flashing :- Removing any USB devices.or Replacing the system board.

g. off, flashing, flashing : replace the motherbaord.

99% the motherboard has gone bad and needs to be replaced.
you can see the manulas for your computer by clicking here.

But, as per my understanding the motherboard needs to be replaced. you can contact a local technician who can fix that for you.
Your question was answered on 09/26/2009 at 17:55 Please rate my post "very high" if this answer is relevant to your question.

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Again if I understand you correctly the local area network is working normally. If this is not the case please write back.
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