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Blinking red LED on motherboard


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russellian0124

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There is a constant green LED near the power supply and then a 2nd blinking red LED near the ram and front panel connectors. Right below the blinking red light it says "Front Panel USB" (although the front panel USB seems to be in its proper place). When I power on, the PC turns on, but windows wont load on the monitor and the monitor stays in standby mode. Also, the keyboard lights do not come on. The computer is an emachines D2880. The computer is horrible but I am giving it to a refugee family who could really use it. Thanks!
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Try another power supply.
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Unfortunately, there is no standard for color or state (on, off, or blinking) of LEDs. You need to look in your manual. If you don't have it, look here.
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and then a 2nd blinking red LED near the ram and front panel connectors

Possibly a Ram error indicator led, try removing the Ram and powering up to see if you get any error beeps, if you do it may suggest a graphics issue, other things to try include blowing out the Ram slots, trying the Ram in another slot, trying another stick of suitable Ram, clearing the CMOS by removing the silver CR2032 battery on the MB to restore the factory default settings and as suggested swapping in a known good PSU (they were known to be of poor quality).
Best of luck and let us know how it goes or if we can help further.
Thanks to rshaffer61 for the battery image.
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