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  • Forum Thread: Optiplex 790 PSU, Video Card, PCIe Questions

    Hello, I've got some questions about attempting to install a graphics card into an Optiplex 790. The card I am looking at is an AMD FirePro v3750 to be used mostly for CAD work in SolidWorks and Inventor. First off, the 790 came with a 265W PSU (listed as Minitower Standard). The card recommends...
  • Forum Thread: Blinking Amber Light.

    I have a DIMENSION 9200. A while back I cleaned the both fans inside the computer as best I could, including the inside the internal power source, I took it apart in order to clean it thoroughly. Now my computer won't turn on and the power button flashes amber. I've tried un-plugging the power...
  • Forum Thread: Optiplex 790 Flashing Amber Power Light

    Recently I have had mutiple 790's fail with the same issue. In fact, I've had 10+ failures since August and am starting to get a little frustrated. All of the systems have, for unknown reasons, failed to power on or respond all the while the power light blinks amber and no diagnostic lights are...
  • Forum Thread: FIX FOR DELL DIMENSION3100 BLINKING AMBER POWER LIGHT

    Enhance mosfet field effect transistor two installed near processor part number 6n03la0 one or two of them shoted siple replacement problem solved had the same blinking light tried everything nothing worked then remved the four pin 12 volt connector from psu to motherboard blinking light stop on power...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension 9100 continuously powers off

    I am having trouble with my Dimension 9100. I use this system as a media center and it is in my audio / video cabinet that is fan ventaliated. It has been running fine for 4-5 years. Over the last quarter I would come home to find the system powered off. I figured it was my little kids pushing buttons...
  • Forum Thread: Dell T3500 Blinking Amber 1-3 (4x) issue

    I have a problem with my Dell Precision T3500, the issue is that whenever I try to start the computer the power button it blinks amber 4 times and gives the number code 1 and 3 however it does turn on after a while. I assumed that it was something to do with the motherboard hwoever I am not sure since...
  • Forum Thread: Gx280 solid Amber light help please :(

    Hi used a new gx280 about 2years but now it is discusting my pc gives me amber light and fan run like jet but when i restart 5 to 20 time quickly its run as normallY. winodws load and run perfect but few days i had this same problem that it gives solid amber light But fan runs slow..... all devices work...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Optiplex 755 Mini-tower Motherboard Upgrade

    I have a Dell Optiplex 755 mini-tower and I would like to upgrade the motherboard to support SATA III and the new iSeries processors. I absolutely love the Dell Optiplex 755 case and it would be hard to replace it with something comparable. Most of the cases out there look like UFO spaceships or crotch...
  • Forum Thread: Upgrade Desktop Inspiron 530 CPU

    My question Is it worth going from a Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5300 to an Intel Core 2 Duo E8300 for $100? My 12 year old son at his Mom's house has a Dell Inspiron 530 built in February 2009 (system below). The processor is a Wolfdale E5300, 2.6, 2MB, 65W, R0 (800 MHz FSB). The desktop has the...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Studio Slim 540s wont turn on

    I shut down my desktop on night and in the morning it wouldnt turn on. I tried unplugging cord and switching different cords but still nothing. Most post Ive read say it beeps or has a light well the only light that comes on is a solid green light on the back . There is no beeping or light and the fans...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Vostro 260 will not boot consistantly

    We have two identical Dell Vostro 260 towers that will not power up. It was thought there was a bad power switch on one PC because it appeared to the user that, if it pressed enough times, the PC would eventually boot. It was as if on/off switch is broken..no fans, HD, beep codes, etc. - swapping out...
  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS 8300 MOBO and PSU Upgrade

    As I have heard the XPS 8300 have some issues with the GTX 600 series as a life fan of NVIDIA GPUs I wanted to upgrade to one of those but as i cant with the current motherboard i decided to make some changes to my rig currently I dont want to change the XPS case so I was wondering if this would fit...
  • Forum Thread: Can I Install a Custom PSU ?

    I have a Dell Precision T3500 and would really like to Install a new graphics card but the system requirement dont match that with the system.. and it is that the graphics card needs a 450W PSU with a 6 pin connector and the T3400 has a 375W PSU with no 6 pin connector... so my question here is if i...
  • Forum Thread: 5VSB Amber Blinking on Inspiron 580, Won't Power On

    Hello, My Inspiron 580 will not power on. There is a blinking green light on the power supply and a blinking amber light on the motherboard. The blinking amber light is labeled 5VSB (LED 1). Some sites have recommended replacing the motherboard, while others point to the PSU. I'd like to just...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 518 won't power up, just beeps

    My wife was using our Inspiron 518 tonight. She got a blue screen of death, with a message to restart the computer. She restarted using the power button and now it won't power up. The blue light on the power button lights up, an amber light on the motherboard lights up, the CPU and power supply fans...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 570 randomly shuts down, Now won't turn off

    I noticed my I570 started back randomly shutting off a lot in March - April 2012. In May it got worst just shutting off on its own. Towards the End of May 30th 2012 it just shutdown, my monitor went into safe mode BUT the PC itself is still working or running I should say. I'm not sure whats wrong...
  • Forum Thread: dell inspiron 531s processor upgrade

    can you plz give me a link to a power supply and a link for a AMD Athlon 64X2 Kit, 6000+, 3.0G, 2MX2, Dual Core, 89 Watt brisbane. i need help on finding a power supply for this processor. i need a processor and a power suplly compatible in an insiprion 531s PLZ HELPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Forum Thread: Studio XPS-435MT zapped by surge of lightning beep codes

    My computer was hit by a surge. It still powers on. The power supply light is green on the back. When I turn it on all the fans work and an orange LED on the motherboard comes on. I get 5 beeps, which when I looked up the beep codes means that the CMOS battery is dead. I have replaced the battery...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Dimension 9100 power button blinks yellow/amber and lights 2 and 4 are lit up green

    Hey guys I would really appreciate if anyone could help me out. I thought something was wrong with the video card since the lights 2 and 4 were lit. i tried to replace it and nothing different happened. I have been looking around different forums and websites looking for a solution. I have gotten...
  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS 420 amber light troubleshooting NEED HELP!

    Hi, I've had an XPS 420 for about five years now, with just the hard drive having been replaced about 2 years ago. I've had no other problems with it, but I restarted it for an update, and it won't turn, and inside the tower the amber light is on; also power button blinks amber rapidly. I...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 620 SLIM upgrades and compatability?

    Greetings Dell Community members! I am a proud owner of 3 Dell computers and I am new to this community! I have made this post concerning one of my Dell computers about possible upgrades I can purchase not listed in the Dell shop. My Dell computer is an Inspiron 620S and I do play most of my...
  • Forum Thread: Desktop Not Receiving Power, I Think

    I have a Dell Optiplex SX280 i bought on Ebay. Worked fine, no problem or trouble. Last night (4 days after receiving it) I shut it down normally and went to sleep. This morning it didn't turn on. I switched the power cable with another that was plugged directly into the wall (instead of my surge...
  • Forum Reply: Re: GX 520 : power button flashing orange

    We have purchased about 60 Optiplex 520 and 100 Optiplex 745 both small form. The power supply in both models VERY frequently dies and sometimes take the motherboard with it. The warranty for all these computers has expired and the worst part is Dell refuses to allow us to purchase replacement power...
  • Forum Thread: Upgrading my XPS 420.

    Hello everyone, I'm new to the Dell community but I have been tinkering with hardware and software for years. The problem I'm having is upgrading my XPS 420, my current spec is: Intel® X38 Express Chipset (Dell BTX) Dell 375W PSU Windows Vista 32bit SP1 4GB PC2-5300 DDR2...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 530 Upgrades needed (help!)

    Simply I want to be able to run Guildwars 2 at higher standards because this graphics card (ATI radeon HD 2400 Pro) is not coping well at all. Firstly would like to say that I do not have a high budget around (£150) for upgrades. I believe my processor is fine : Intel core quad cpu (2.4GHz...