Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Dell desktop amber light flashing


04 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Dell desktop amber light flashing

I got a Dell desktop that won't power up. I've unplugged everything, plugged it back in, held down the power button...nothing. The amber light on the front just keeps flashing, even with the power cord unplugged from the computer.

Any ideas? Bad power supply?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

04 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

I'd say so. Do you have or know anyone that has a similar computer? That way, you can switch PSUs to see what the problem really is.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Did the last poster actually read the original post - the guy's got a DESKTOP so it will be an internal power supply.... DOH....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


04 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Probably a power supply gone to heaven, but check your motherboard as it may have leaky, puffed-up capacitors.

Checking your RAM sticks are seated properly won't hurt nor will checking for a build up of dust inside your case.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Well this is a family members computer. I havent messed with it much I just noticed the other day when I was over she said she noticed the light blinking. She uses her laptop most and hardly uses the desktop, but it's still only like 4 years old. I'll pull the case off and see if there's any obvious signs. If not, she may have to take it somewhere.

Thx
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

No problem. Keep us posted as it always helps others if and when a solution is found.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jul 2011   #7

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

A bent usb pin can cause the problem....might try cycling any surge/power strip switch off for about five minutes....check the voltage switch on the rear of the PSU
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ibshaw View Post
Did the last poster actually read the original post - the guy's got a DESKTOP so it will be an internal power supply.... DOH....
Sorry, I'm not sure how exactly I mixed it up, but I did. I've changed it though.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Aug 2011   #9

7 ult x64
 
 

Has any progress been made on that issue? Also, out of curiosity, what's the model number on that dell? A dell Optiplex 380 (I think it was) had that exact issue in my office a few days ago. From the look of the issue I don't think it's a problem with the PSU, although I don't have an alternative explanation.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Aug 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glockshna View Post
Has any progress been made on that issue? Also, out of curiosity, what's the model number on that dell? A dell Optiplex 380 (I think it was) had that exact issue in my office a few days ago. From the look of the issue I don't think it's a problem with the PSU, although I don't have an alternative explanation.
Bad power supply. Model number was Dimension 4700C.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Dell desktop amber light flashing




Thread Tools




Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:38 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33