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Topic dead PC (edited for clarity and punct) Dead dell optiplex gx260.

When I insert the power cable(wall to PC), it will boot and run, other wise it can not boot and load the OS . For some reason , the power switch confuses me.

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  • Leo Breault
    Leo Breault Mar 09, 2015

    Are you saying that it will only start by plugging in the power cable not when you use the start button on the front?

  • Mark Mar 09, 2015

    Thanks Leo, I wanted that clarified too

  • Oce Guy
    Oce Guy Apr 25, 2018

    I think you mean that if the unit is sitting powered off with the power cable plugged in, it will take unplugging it and plugging it back in to start the system. This could be a problem with the power supply or the motherboard. Ensure your BIOS is set all to default settings and see if this happens after that.

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That is how it's supposed to work, when you plug it in it works, when you unplug it, it will not work.....

Posted on Mar 27, 2015

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SOURCE: manual dell optiplex gx 260

Have you tried this website:

http://tinyurl.com/29eg4e

I just went to dell and did a search on gx260 and then I clicked on manuals.

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

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SOURCE: dell optiplex gx260

You should see a set of four lights on the back of the computer. They are dianostic lights that can give you a better idea of what's going on with the computer. Press the power button and look at how these lights are displayed. Here is a link to the errors assiociated with each light code: http://mss.net/Links/DellDocs/OptiGX260/UserGuide/solvprob.htm#1167139

Posted on Feb 24, 2008

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SOURCE: An old Dell Optiplex gx260 just won't turn on

Possible failures are:

  1. Powersupply failure
  2. Motherboard failure (Check the capacitors for popped ones)
  3. Front I/O Panel

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

Anonymous

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i need a down load for optiplex gx260 i have no sound after reinstalling win xp ser pack2

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