|xps 420 amber fix!!|
solid amber light fixed..
on my xps 420. i just cut the connection to the hard drive the one bellow the fan . because i couldnt pull'em out.....got them out of the way and reconnected them using the extras hanging off of the power supply . the ideal here is to use the ones that were NOT originally hooked up before. i don't recommend cutting the ones to disc drive or any where on the motherboard . AND DONT CUT THE BIG BLUE OR ORANGE ONE. THE ONES YOU'RE LOOKING FOR ARE ABOUT AN INCH LONG AND SLENDER, "HINT study the one's hanging of the supply .that and after cutting each lead, wrap the wires in a bundle and mark them..just in case. major bummer to get them mixed up ! you can always get new connectors and EXTENSIONS.try wal-mart or radio shack ect..
*** if your like me you have nothing to loose. evidently the new lead or formerly unused leads draw on a different part of the supply ..not burned out YET.
after this it started just fine and is running like new .
bare this in mind it's at best, a temporary fix but it does get it running again . start shopping for another bigger power supply..alot bigger . mine is 375W way under what i need . currently shoppin for a 500 or 600W with the same connections.....:)
so thats it cut the one to the hard drive the one you can't pull out wrap and mark . pull the one off of the disc drive no cutting here and mark it"don't want to use it again. cut the" ties" holding the extras on the supply and reconnect . if your really desperate and the leads are too short . take the 4 screws on the back holding the supply and push it in the computer to dismount it . looks kinda crappy with the supply hanging out .