Amber Light

April 30, 2010 at 11:38:44
Specs: Windows XP/sp3
I have an Optiplex 170L that is having a weird hardware issue. For whatever the reason, the machine won't turn on unless I open up the case then press the power button. If I don't open up the case, all I get is a amber power light on and nothing more. I did look in the back of the machine and my diagnostic lights aren't telling me anything.

Any suggestion?

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April 30, 2010 at 14:10:31
Are you sure its not on hibernate mode.

Also DELL has a really good fault finding tutorial etc on its site here

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April 30, 2010 at 15:00:49
I'm positive that it's not in power save mode. Once, I open the case a bit, press the power button it will turn on. If I don't open the case, when I press the power button I get an amber power light.

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