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Power button light blinking amber

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August 21, 2010 8:51:29 PM

Hi,
Came home to find my comp shut down and the power button light blinking amber. Its a Dell 8400. Followed the troubleshooting guide and after unplugging everything from the motherboard, it still blinks amber. PSU is dead I suspect. Ideas?
a b ) Power supply
August 22, 2010 10:03:30 AM

sounds like its in standby mode. If it still wont power on, disconnect mains AC power from the supply. wait around 30 mins, then reconnect ac power and try again.
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August 22, 2010 1:11:19 PM

Blinking green light is standby mode. Amber means there is not enough power to turn on or a hardware component has a problem but even with everything unplugged from the motherboard, drives, cards, memory, etc, light still blinks amber and wont turn on.
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a b ) Power supply
August 22, 2010 5:18:37 PM

yep. had the same problem with a dell dimension 4600. replaced the psu and all is well
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