Significance of amber light on a Dell desktop?

April 25, 2015 at 17:03:06
Specs: Windows 7
I have look at lots of pages and none of them tell you what is the cause of that I think dell and every one else have no idea what is wrong they just want to run around it thinking they might know but no one know and dell is sure not going to tell you they just want you to send or buy more stuff so if there is some one who really know what the problem is and how to fix it not tell you to do a half a dozen thing that have no use to this dell system please let us know

Dell inspiron one 2305

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April 25, 2015 at 20:35:52
It could indicate a faulty PSU. Have you looked in the manual for the correct answer?

Instead of complaining in run-on, fragmented sentences that make little no no sense, how about telling us what steps you have taken to diagnose the problem so we don't waste your time or ours repeating what you have already done.

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#2
April 25, 2015 at 21:18:04
sorry just frustrated well bought new power supply had it check works with the right volts and amp. Removed heat sink and cleaned and reapplied paste took all cables off one at a time and plug back in. Had all the capacitors check But did get it to power up with white light power button along with 5 beeps so I turned it off and back on every thing work video, sound and left on for a hour still working so I pushed my luck turned it off and back on some amber light.Was told by a seller on eBay that has a business fix these motherboards it was my built in video card he said when its hot it work but when its cold I will get a amber power light!! hope any of this helps.

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#3
April 25, 2015 at 23:52:56
If it is the video adapter you can always add a video card to bypass the problem. According to this:

http://www.manualowl.com/m/Dell/Ins...

". . . Three Four Five Six Seven (beeps) Possible system board failure - Chipset error RAM read/write failure Real Time Clock failure Video card or chip failure Processor failure 45"

which doesn't really narrow it down. You might check other dell manuals too:

http://www.dell.com/support/home/us...


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#4
April 26, 2015 at 05:25:00
The orange light appears to mean there's a problem with the system board (motherboard).

http://www.helpowl.com/q/Dell/Inspi...

http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

This post suggests removing the wi-fi card:

http://en.community.dell.com/suppor...


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#5
April 27, 2015 at 18:51:29
Thanks every one who responded I tried every thing you said and still amber Light to me I was thinking some thing is loose so I tried some thing that I use on old Xbox 360 consoles took motherboard out with heat sink attach ran heat gun under board to make sure it was flat and put the heat gun under video chip for a few seconds at a time while pushing down on heat sink and let it cool for a min then hoping put power to motherboard and got the white light that I was looking for turned it off and on a bunch of times still white light installed back in to computer and reinstalled windows and let it run for hours and still going what I found out was on almost all of dells motherboard's that I look at has the chips soldered down this one has glue on the video chip and the north bridge chip is also glued down I hope this will help some one but by the looks of this the amber light is from one of the two chips that are glued in hope this helps some one and hoping this fix will last and again thank you every one for the help

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