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My dell dimension c521 does not boot and shows a amber light. This happen after I cleaned it to change the processor.

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2 reasons, one the cpu isn't supported by the board or the power supply isn't great enough. I'd go for option 1.

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The power light on the start switch stays amber on my Dell Dimension C521 and the fan continues to run but no boot up.


Bad boot attempt. Try to reboot from cold for 2 minutes. If it still won't boot up the mother board is dead.

Aug 11, 2013 | Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop

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AMBER POWER LIGHT WON'T BOOT GOES IN POWER SAVED MODE


Hi Good day!!! Just open you computer up and switch the little jumper on the motherborad that usually says "CMOS CLR" by hooking the 2nd & 3rd pins together. Than turn you computer on and it will boot up normally, then switch jumpers back. if you need to, change the power saving settings that are in the bios.
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Nov 09, 2010 | Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop

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Hi - our dell dimension c521 is stuck in power save mode. The light on the monitor is solid orange and will not respond to the keyboard or mouse


A solid amber light indicates a pre-POST failure has occurred. The system has received a Power Good signal from the power supply so it's not a power supply issue. HERE is the documentation that tells what the lights mean and possible solutions.

Aug 26, 2010 | Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop

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I need an approved processor list for a Dell Dimension C521


Hello,

Here is the approved processor list for Dell Dimension C521

- AMD AthlonTM 64 X2 dual-core
- AMD AthlonTM 64 - AMD SempronTM - NForce 430 chipset with the AM2 socket.

for more information just log on to the following link

http://www.dell.com/us/en/dfh/desktops/dimen_c521/pd.aspx?refid=dimen_c521&s=dfh&cs=22&~tab=specstab

Hope you get it.

Mar 11, 2010 | Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop

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My dell dimension c 521 has an amber light and fan running, and nothing else ?


Try Cleaning the RAM Like this image,6a95110.jpg
but first turn off the computer. than install it again to the DIMM slot, and turn on the computer. boot-up should be successful. Otherwise, replace the RAM, Hope this helps.

Sep 26, 2009 | Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop

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Motherboard change


jethro..
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimC521/en/SM_EN/tshoot.htm#wp1064555
check on system lights... what are the diagnostic lights telling you??
if the 4 lights are off you may have a problem with the led itself or the powersupply is just messing with your head.

Dec 02, 2008 | Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop

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