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COMPUTER WOUN'T START AFTER DELL POWER SUPPLY REPLACEMENT
Is you are getting a flashing amber, check the back or front of the system for diagnostic led's if you do not get any then we are going to have to troubleshoot the actual system. Check also so see if you se any flee power(light on the motherboard). First shut off the system and remove the power cord, then press in the power button for about 2-3 seconds to drain any remaining power. Next remove the power and data cables form the hard drive, also unplug everything from the outside of the system including monitor, speakers, mouse, keyboard. Turn on the system and see if the amber ligth is still flashing and if you have an power led's, the power led's are either a (1,2,3,4 or an A,B,C,D). If you are still getting the flashing amber remove the memory, and reseat(unplug and plug back the power connectors 20-22 pin connector and the 4 pin processory power connector), also unplug the chasis fan connect and then check for the flashing amber light. If you are still getting the flashing amber light the you want to replace the power supply. Now depending on the system some optiplex's have strange power supply's that are not the standard box like design. In that case you probably would want to contact the spare parts department from dell 1-800-357-3355
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or if you have a MT chassis you will probably have a regular box type power supply which you can probably find a replacement on line at newegg.com for around $16 for a cheap power supply 300W, and up forn nicer power supplies.
Now if you still don't like my troubleshooting steps you can got to the website (http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/tree?c=us&l=en&s=gen&treeid=3D170450481B7790E040A68F5B2871BC) and select your system type and then you can go through the troubleshooting steps.
**If you system in still in warranty you can just call and we(dell technichans) will just go through the exact same steps as mentioned above with you and more than likely will be looking at a power supply. There are few cases that sometimes the motherboard has gone bad, but that is usually if we get the flashing amber light to change while troubleshooting.
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Posted on May 14, 2009
1. Ensure that the power supply is working
2. If yes then make sure all connections are properly connected
3. If No,you will need to buy a new one
Posted on Jul 16, 2008
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