My dell xps wont start properly, yellow blinking light
My dell xps wont start properly, I press the power button and it only blinks yellow. I turned it off and left it off for 2 days and tried again and it turned on fine. After i turned it off again and tried to reboot it, the same problem happened.
Re: My dell xps wont start properly, yellow blinking...
I have an HP that does close to the same thing. Mine goes into a 'Perm-Sleep' mode that I can't seem to pull it out of. I have to remove the battery, then unplug the power adapter, not in that order. Leaving it in this condition for about a minute so that all the power stored in the RAM goes away. This is the same as holding the power button down for 10 to 15 seconds until it completly turns off, sometimes referred to as a 'Cold Boot.'
Once I have powered it down I have to go into the control panel and select the power settings and make sure that hibernate is not an option. If you close the lid on the laptop and the systems goes into a sleep state, it may be configured to go to hibernate after, say an hour or when the battery gets close to being drained. My computer does not like to come out of hibernate and I have to Cold Boot it, so I just don't let it go into a hibernation in the first place anymore.
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A steady or Amber blinking power button indicates a low voltage problem. This can be caused by a defective power supply or a defective motherboard. Just to make sure that nothing else is causing the problem, remove any PCI cards like modem, video card, sound card, etc... Remove the memory modules and disconnect cables to CD/DVD drives. Look at the USB ports to see if any are damaged.
A blinking yellow light means that there is something wrong with the motherboard, if not the motherboard itself it will be either the RAM, wiring connections, bad processor or it may need a fresh coat of thermal paste on the processor itself. With Dells, its pretty easy to find out. Start the pc and You will hear some beeps count the beeps. ex:beep.beep...beep.beep which gives You a code this one being 22. Once You get the code go to Dell support and look up service code and it will tell You what the problem is. Good Luck.
During when does your computer shutdown? Please check the diagnostic lights at the back as well which ones have light on it during the time it would shutdown.
Since you said that the light is blinking yellow it just says that your power supply is running outside its normal operating range. So most likely you would need a change of power supply. Maybe a higher wattage would be better.
blinking yellow light on the power button of a Dell system is a possible power supply issue. press the eject button on the dvd drive while the power button flashes yellow light. if the disc trays wont come out, you need to replace the power supply. hope it helps. good day.
We will see if the problem is due to the static charge accumulated on the laptop. Disconnect the power cable from the laptop and also take out the battery. Also, disconnect all the external devices attached to the laptop e.g. external mouse, keyboard, printer. Now keep on holding down the power button on the laptop for the next 30 seconds. Put the battery back and plug the power cable. Now try turning on the laptop and let me know if it works. Thanks!
Blinking yellow/amber light indicates PS not operating within specs. You can look at replacing the PS but might need to find out if something else caused the PS problem, such as other components caused the PS to overheat, etc. Were you having any problems with any of the drives? Strange noises etc?