had a power surge and computer will not power up. solid yellow light on power button,yellow light on board. need help.
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thanks inspiron 530s
also my pc power button light is amber steady on no activity with anything else. power unit fried?inspiron 530s
It's possible that the PSU has developed a fault, however it's also possible that another component is causing this issue. I've got some steps that might help identify the faulty component - these steps will involve opening the system so please remove the AC power cord from the back of the system and take anti-static precautions before trying these steps. If you don't feel comfortable trying these steps, I would advise you to call your local Dell Technical Support team.
The service manual for your system is located at this link: support.dell.com/.../index.htm - it can help you with removing components.
A power surge/lighting strike usually can damage, in this order, power supply, modem/NIC, motherboard, memory and maybe the processor.
As a power supply costs less than a motherboard, try installing a 'know' working power supply.
The Inspiron 530s only supports TFX PSU's.
When this recently happened to me, had to replace the motherboard, RAM and DSL router, it was not a cheap repair.
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