Question about Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

2 Answers

LED trouble lights

I have an amber light on LED A and a green light on LED B no light on LED C and a green light on LED D. I was wondering what that could mean I looked on all the troubleshooting pages at DELL but it has nothing for these lights.

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • sid1892 Jul 09, 2008

    I gathered that, well for the most part, I know these lights are there to let you know how your system is doing, but I was looking for a little more information like: what does the amber light on LED "A" mean and the no light on LED "C" this would give me more of an Idea as to what is going on with the system ie: is the harddrive going bad? or is it the motherboard??? etc.

  • sid1892 Jul 09, 2008

    I gathered that, well for the most part, I know these lights are there to let you know how your system is doing, but I was looking for a little more information like: what does the amber light on LED "A" mean and the no light on LED "C" this would give me more of an Idea as to what is going on with the system ie: is the harddrive going bad? or is it the motherboard??? etc. this computer does not start, it has power but nothing is booting up.

  • sid1892 Jul 09, 2008

    I gathered that, well for the most part, I know these lights are there to let you know how your system is doing, but I was looking for a little more information like: what does the amber light on LED "A" mean and the no light on LED "C" this would give me more of an Idea as to what is going on with the system ie: is the harddrive going bad? or is it the motherboard??? etc. this computer does not start, it has power but nothing is booting up.

×

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 119 Answers

The led lights you see is actually a diagnostic light which has an equivalent meaning there should be actually 4 led lights you see is it a yellow green green green pattern and this is at the back of your computer? if that is the case it could be an indication that there is a device inside your computer that is malfunctioning. you will have to strip down your computer. remove all that is connected to the motherboard (hard drive, cdrom, memory, expansion card if any) disconnect the mouse, keyboard and monitor as well. should you hear a beep or the light changed at the back it means your motherboard is good and the absence of memory is being reported by the beeping sound. try to connect the device one by one
now if you are referring to the light at the dell logo infront it is just a monitoring light to indicate if your computer is turned on and the right side light is whether your hard disk is doing an activity

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 84 Answers

These led are the indications that your system is working .

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

  • A Vallescas Jul 09, 2008

    hi, i am sorry about that , i didnt clarify about the light led, so your computer is on but its not booting. there is a hard drive problem goin on or it could be the board. i have experienced that before and i tried to open the case of the computer, then i remove the power connected to the hard disk and check the cable if its loosen. then i put back the power connection, then reboot the PC. then i press F2 or del to see if my board is reading my hardisk. hope this help you out. the amber color says that it has power on and the led c suppose to have red lit telling you that your hardisk is functioning with your system.



×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

What does it mean when a,b,c, and d turn green on the back of a dell dimension 2400. the power light on the front of the case is green but th other one is amber


the information is here
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4282412-find_no_post_diagnostic_information_dell
the ABCD leds indicate the progress of the power on self test (POST) GGGG LEDs indicate POST has passed and the operation has been passed from the BIOS to WIndows
Green power led on front indicate normal operation. the other LED is likely the HDD activity LED

Jan 21, 2011 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

2 Answers

The power LED light is orange instead of green and it won't turn on


Hi! for most dell machines if the power led is orange its an indication of a issue with the ram, try to reseat the ram first.if that doesnt work normally for dimension 4600, there are diagnostic lights that are located at the back panel of the machine, they are four bicolor lights(amber and green) You can determine the exact problem by checking these lights and you can interpret them by going to this website: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4600/en/4600i/sm/adtshoot.htm#1112886 hope this helps...

Jun 12, 2010 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Hello, I have both of the amber and green ligh


Kind of difficult to suggest anything. What amber & green lights? Are you talking about the LED status lights?

May 21, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Screen will not come on hard drive light no light checked power supply is ok


Things to check:
  1. Power led on the front of the tower, it should be solid green when on. Flashing Amber is generally an indication of a bad power supply inside the tower
  2. Power LED Solid AMBER indicates system is not finishing the power on self test (POST) and you remove all connections from the tower except power and try turning on again. If no change, remove all PCI and PCI-E cards from system, try again, no change replace motherboard.
  3. On the back of the tower are 4 diagnostic LEDs near the ps2 ports marked ABCD, after the POST, during a normal boot the will flash in several sequences and with boot is finished all 4 should be green. If they stop an a different pattern, then that indicates a failure Yellow Yellow Green Green indicate bad RAM for example
  4. If the LEDs on front and back are Green then the system appears to be booting but the monitor display is not functional

Feb 05, 2010 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

3 Answers

Blinking amber light.I changed 2 motherboards out and still blinking amber. Changed the CMOS battery, same thing blinking amber. Swapped memory and removed all pci cards, same thing. The motherboard has a...


I'm not clear about the blinking amber light you are referring to. Is it on the computer or the monitor.
I checked Dell's web site for the service manual for this computer model, & found this document:
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8300/sm/adtshoot.htm#1102195

If the blinking amber light is on the monitor, check the connection between it & the computer itself. Make sure the cable is not damaged & that it does not have any broken pins in the socket.

Dec 16, 2009 | Dell Dimension 8300 PC Desktop

3 Answers

Only amber light is on when start...no green lights...


its a power problem. Your power supply is not giving enough power

Dec 08, 2009 | Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop

1 Answer

Dell Dimension 2400 with steady amber power light and diagnostic lights of ABC green and D off. What could be the problem?


Steady amber power LED is indicative of a problem with the motherboard. Remove all external connections except power, remove all PCI Cards, ram, disconnect power from all drives, turn on see if power LED is still steady amber. If it is, more than likely the motherboard has a failure. Also check to see if the CPU heatsink is firmly seated (The plastic retainer has been known to fail causing the CPU to overheat)

Oct 04, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

2 Answers

Computer will not turn on


  • Blinking Amber/yellow: Initial state of LED at power up.
    Indicates system has power, but the POWER_GOOD signal is not yet active.
    If the hard drive LED is off, it is probable that the power supply needs to be replaced.
    If the hard drive LED is on, it is probable that an onboard regulator or VRM has failed.

Apr 28, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Computer problem


Hello,

If you are referring the green or amber light on the front of the case, it could either be the power led or the hard drive activity led. If its the hard drive activity light, it usually just blinks when a program accesses the hard drive.

Thanks

May 13, 2008 | HP Pavilion a305w (DM181AR) PC Desktop

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop Logo

958 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell PC Desktops Experts

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18299 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Are you a Dell PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...