I’m having a little trouble with a Dell GX270 slim, the thing wont boot, when I press the power all it does is fan comes on and green and orange light come on, and all this happens for maybe 1 second then it shuts down, it does have the 4 lights on the back for self diagnostics but I can’t even get it to post so forget looking up the code, I know it’s not the power supply cause I’ve tested with another that’s fine and does the same thing, I have also tried resetting the CMOS by removing the battery and placing it back in and also tired resetting the BIOS with the jumper, any suggestions?
Pop it open and take a look at the motherboard, make sure the capacitors havent blown, some of the old GX 2xx systems had bad caps in them, i retired a GX 270 in november when i discovered all but 2 caps around the CPU were blown, as were others across the board.
If its not even getting up far enough to give you the codes it has to be either the PSU or the motherboard, nothing else is used in the early stages of POST, a good PSU and motherboard should at least get you up far enough to get error codes.
Open it up and look at the board, if they are blow, its pretty obvious that they arent meant to look like it. Take a look at the picture to know what you should be looking for, pretty much the can should be shut and the brown goo shouldnt be coming out the top.
well this was given to me by a friend, my lil brothers (who are 6) hava a computer but its a P3, this was suppost to be the upgrade for them, but i have a gaming case, so ill just get another p4 mobo and move the hardware over to it i guess, i myself have an ASUS G1S, lol
hey it looks like u know what ur talking about... i was wondering if u could help me... im having the same problem... the OptiPlex GX270 just will not boot... please help... my email is xxxx
Hi, it's generally not a good idea to put your email in a forum post. There are all sorts of bots that scrape them off and sell them. Open your original post and use the edit button (one of the three icons on lower right) to delete it. People will respond in the forum.
If you open your own thread and describe your problem you are more apt to get help. Adding in to a thread (hijacking it) bothers some people. And when the OP closes the post as solved people stop looking at it.