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XP machine won't turn on-power button lights amber instead of gree


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JEISEN

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It's a Dell Optiplex GX270


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Sounds to me like your power supply has gone bad.


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Yeah I think it is. It's been a dependable but touchy backup. Most power buttons-you push in for a few seconds and you're good. This one has to be hit quick almost like a poke-like less than a second. So I just tried it again and it booted up. So I'll get to finish what I was looking for.

                 Power supply or loose power button?? Thinking of just moving the hard drive until I can address whatever the ailment is. Changing a power supply will be another first.


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Whenever a Dell's power light goes amber, it is reporting a PSU fault, (been that way even before GX-270s).  Hope that you got your data off safe.  It may not start again...


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Yeah it's all backed up. Not too much on it. Basically just another internet connection in another room. Once I turn it on I leave it on for the day.


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