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PC won't boot, orange light..

Q: PC won't boot, orange light..

ok, so i have a DELL DIMENSION E521. It will not boot up, however it sounds like it is as i can hear fans. The status light on the motherboard is orange, as is the light on the desktop casing. This is all that happens, the monitor,mouse,keyboard and speakers do not power up at all.

This started happening 5 months ago, however iv'e managed to get around it... id turn the power off/on constantly (rather frustrating) in hope that it'll power up and the light will turn green. This worked a few times, sometimes turning back on much sooner then expected. Needless to say, when it does happen to boot i leave it on as long as i can. ( 29 days at one point) Also, when it does happen to boot up, everything works perfect and i have no problems going about my computer-shinaniagans. You'd think there was no problem at all. Which confuses me, if something was wrong inside surely it would affect using the computer?

Following previous advice i replaced the PSU with an identical dell branded one. This solved nothing. Everything was just the same. I've also removed hardware trying to pin point the problem, again solving nothing. I even removed battery in vein.

So here i am. I must have attempted booting my PC up to 200 times yesterday! Whilst it could happen to turn on if i keep at it.... I'd rather try figure out the actual problem. I also would like to remain sane!

Thanks for reading, any help would be much appriciated x

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I bought a Dell Dimension 8400 last year and it's great up to a point.
Occasionaly it will refuse to boot and will just display an orange flashing light on the box. I then have to hold the power button on to power off completely.
It does this when I haven't used it for a few days, when I've just used it for a few hours and other random times.
It also sometimes just dies when I am using it - sometimes after a few hours, sometimes after a longer time. It will then go into refuse to boot mode as above.
I try and boot again and after a seemingly random number of times, usually as I'm about to hurl it out of the window it will boot up quite happily. It does not perfom chkdsk or any other diagnostics at this time.
I have scanned with AVG virus scan - no viruses. I have used adaware and Spybot remover so the machine is clean of spyware.
I have used Dell's hardware diagnostic software and the machine appears to be clean.
Is there anything else I can try please??????

A:Dell Won't Boot - Orange Flashing Light

Here's a quote from another post of mine. Please follow the directions in it and let us know what error messages that you find.Next, please go to Start...Control Panel...Administrative Tools...Event Viewer. Once EventViewer opens there will be 3 categories listed in the left hand pane (Application, Security, andSystem). Please click on each one (in turn) and view the messages for that category in the righthand pane. Look for any error messages around the time of the last problem. Then right click onthe error and select "Properties". In the window that opens will be a text description of theerror - please copy it down and forward it to me. The error text should generally be in the format of 0x0000007a - with the last 2 letters'numberschanging depending upon the error. Also, usually another 4 sets of these numbers follows theerror message - they are important also. Finally, at times there is a file name mentioned withthe error message - please let me know what it is.If there are too many errors to choose from, please let me know and we can proceed a bitdifferently. Also, generally speaking, the usual location for this type of error will be in theSystem category - but there is a possibility that it may be in the other areas. Please do noterase your log files until we're finished troubleshooting this issue.

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hey guys
have a problem with my pc .. orange light on mopther board stay orange
cpu fan works
as does psu
blank screen
was thinking maybe onboard vga is gone , would this cause this ?

any ideas??
gigabyte motherboard ga -81845gv
 

A:having problem with pc .. wont boot .. orange light on motherboard ..

any replys would be appreciated , tried just about everything
only thing i can think of is the cpu is dead!!!!
 

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Have a Gateway desktop computer about 3-5 yrs old (no model number on back). Computer is constantly left on and about 3 weeks ago, tried to use it (still on) and it saw the orange light and thought it was just in sleep mode or standby and shook the mouse to "wake it up" and nothing happened. We've since swapped the memory, video card and checked the batteries...nothing happened, still won't boot up. Memory was fine and worked in another computer.

Any suggestions or thoughts?
 

A:Power light is orange and won't boot (can someone move to hardware forum, sorry)

scottybo14 said:

Have a Gateway desktop computer about 3-5 yrs old (no model number on back). Computer is constantly left on and about 3 weeks ago, tried to use it (still on) and it saw the orange light and thought it was just in sleep mode or standby and shook the mouse to "wake it up" and nothing happened. We've since swapped the memory, video card and checked the batteries...nothing happened, still won't boot up. Memory was fine and worked in another computer.

Any suggestions or thoughts?Click to expand...

Have you checked the Hard Drive?
 

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I just purchased a used comp off ebay (probably a bad mistake) that was suppose to boot to c:. This is a AMD 1800 XP, 128 MB RADEON video card, 60 gig hardrive, CDRW, 52X CD. When I try to boot the computer the monitor light immediately goes from green to orange. The monitor works fine on my other computers. I also noticed that the video card was loose when I first got it out of the box, i secured it but then found out the problem. I have also used a video card out of another one of my comps, nVidia 32MB, and still got the same results. I can usually figure stuff like this out, but this MB is extremely complicated, and the power supply has more wires and cables than I have ever seen. I thought maybe the hardrive wasnt spinning and tried another one and still had the same result. My video card and processor fans are all running so there seems to be power. The CD drives have power. I also noticed that there is a light on the front of my case, dont know what it is, but it also turns orange. Any suggestions.
 

A:Monitor Flashes Green then Orange light, Comp wont boot.

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Hi,
When I was playing a game the other day my DELL XPS 8500 froze turning the screen into green and yellow lines as well as freezing the sound into a continuous set of dissonant tomes. I turned the computer off using the power button. When restarting the computer wouldn't start properly.
On restart, the fan starts as usual and the computer appears to be starting normally for the first few seconds, then the HD lamp goes out and nothing more happens. The screen has power but is black all the time. Some USB slots seems to have stopped working while some still appears to work as lights go on on the items attached to them. The mouse seems to actually have been broke. Some lights on the mouse lights up but not the laser underneath. Testing the mouse in another computer gives the same result.
Opening the cover reveals an orange light lit up on the motherboard.
Any help in identifying the problem apreciated
Cheers,/Segelmange

A:XPS 8500 will not start, orange light on motherboard, will not boot, BIOS inaccessible, black screen

Orange LED on motherboard means absolutely nothing.  It only indicates that 5VSB power is available.
Green and Yellow Lines indicate GPU fan failure and overheat damage.
Disconnect the Data Line for the hard drive and turn on.
It should show failure at that point.
If it does not there are other problems.

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Hi I've had the Dell XPS 8700 for over a year now and it's an excellent Desktop.
I've recently moved my tower to a new location and notice there is a solid orange light on all the time inside the PC, I believe it's on the motherboard... should I be worried this is on all the time? It's just I've never noticed it before.
Also on the back of the PC there is a solid green light, I'm guessing this is to just tell me the PC has Power.
I tried a google search but everyone with the orange light seems to have PC issues, my pc is working fine as far as I can tell.

A:Dell XPS 8700 Orange Light inside and Green Light on Back

LED on the motherboard will be on as long as the PC is plugged into a working outlet. It's perfectly normal and nothing to worry about.
If you unplug the PC from the wall and press/hold the power button for ~15 sec, that LED will go off. Again, perfectly normal...
Green LED says there's power to the PSU.

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The new PSU is a  “Coolmax V-500 Series 500W 120mm ATX Power Supply” and everything else are original Inspiron 530a parts.
Thanks for any assistance you can give me
 
 

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Hi armandobl,Thanks for posting.It appears your motherboard may have failed. 

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My mother smashed my computer. When I turned it on it started to beep 5 time with an orange light flashing. Anything?  

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Greetings, Your mother smashed your computer. Five beeps indicates critical component damage. I would say you have a hardware problem. Have a local tech check it out or contact HP for service. Cheers!

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I Have an acer Aspire 5610 Windows XP.
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Hello, Could you give me the first ten characters of the computer serial number (S/N)? Only the first ten.

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Does the system correctly sense the AC adapter, or is it showing unknown (F2 at powerup to check)?
If you need further assistance, post the system model information and age as well.

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hi all

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now it has just stopped and the orange light (the top light of the three on the left hand top) just stays on.

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if i click the round button above it the light next to the "c" (on its side) flash 9 times and then it goes back to the solid orange light.

any help would be very welcome and happy christmas to you all!

as ever
keen to learn..
 

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A:The Orange light of death!! :/

Had a very similar problem recently. Mine was caused by a defective memory module.
Try plugging in only one stick at a time to find the bad one.

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i have the optiplex gx620 mini tower and i opened it too clean the fan from dust did that and when assembled it back together it wouldnt turn on and the power and mother board turned orange can someone help me with a step by step process on how to fix it and if i cant how can i get the stuff i saved on there off the hard drive

A:orange power light

Hi HitDat,
Thanks for writing to us. Do you see green light on the PSU at the rear side? Ensure the power cable is plugged in properly as well as the PSU connector on the motherboard is tightly secured. Re-seat the memory modules one by one and try with one module at a time and check. Regarding the data on hard drive, we would suggest to take the drive to a local store and get it backed up, or you can try the HD on another machine if possible and if it recognizes, you can back up the same.
do provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message.
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I have an HP Pavilion DV6 1030US notebook with Vista/64 bit.  Every once in a while the orange mute light will come on all by itself. I then download the IDT High-Definition Audio CODEC Driver, which temporarily fixes it (for a couple weeks or so), but then out of nowhere the orange light comes back on.  I can keep re-downloading the aforementioned driver, but it?s kind of annoying having to do this every week or two.  Any advice? Thanks in advance for your help.











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A:Orange Mute Light

OK every one i read some more and i think i found out how to fix the problem with no sound:1 go to Control Panel2 go to Device Manager3 go to Sound, video, and game controllers4 double click the IDT High Definition Audio CODEC5 go to Driver on the top of the IDT screen6 click Roll Back Driver...yes it takes away the most recent update but it worked for me7 after it is done rolling back go back to the IDT screen and go back to driver and click the Update Driver... button...don't interrupt it let it do a search and update if after those steps your audio still doesn't work properly then i cannot help any furtherhope your sound comes back

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i have dell demension 3000. i have tried the dell forums and they move so slow.
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A:Orange flashing power light

Have you the option of re-installing the original powersupply to test (if still working)
Also confirm all powersupply and m/b connectors are securely plugged in
 

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My comps internet stopped working while i was away, theo thers still work but mine doesnt. I've updated all the drivers and such, and it hasnt had a problem for a year.

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Any ideas? The green light is just orange. Tried switching network cords and slots with working ones as well. All I did was reboot while it was working, and now it's not.
 

A:LAN not working (A8N-E) Orange light flashing

Have you tried a different cable????
 

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A:Acer SW5: plugged in but NO orange light..yet has ...

What does BatteryInfoView from Nirsoft or some other detailed power analysis tool say ?

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Hi all my pc was working fine last night i went to switch it on as normal today and nothing came on screen, i have it connected to a HD tv an cheaked the HD cable was in correctly an even changed it from HDMI2 into HDMI1 and still nothing happend , theres a green and orange light stat stay on aswell, ino the green one should be on as its to indicate the power i guess? but the orange on im not shure what this means? iv read on other sites people changing there power suply unit but its not even a year old so could this still be the problem?
its running windows xp home everything on my pc is quite new as i upgraded it all at the same time and had no problem untill this.

i cannot do anything on my desktop as i cant see what im doing all that comes on my hd tv is no signle,i tryed pulling the graphics card connector off an puttin it back on to make shure it was on properly but still nothing so if anyone could help that be good thanks guys .
 

A:PC orange and green light stay on

Not even a year old.
So perhaps there is a warranty. Anything you do voids the warranty.
Beyond that, you have not offered the brand, model, and configuration, so the help we can offer is limited.
 

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Hi.
My computer when I'd turn it on used to be a green light, but lately it's blinking very slowly and is a dull orange colour. Nothing is wrong with the computer itself though. I tried changing the PSU cable to see if that would do anything, but it didn't.
My motherboard is an AMD Asus F2A55-M LK2 and my processor is an AMD A4-5300 if that helps any.
I tried to Google the problem, but all I got up was info for a Dell PC and mine is custom built.
Does anyone have any ideas?
 

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I have a G710 laptop. Tried to start up. Would not start. Orange light on front edge is blinking. Did this:" unplug the AC adapter and take out the battery. Then, push thepower button 10 times in a row at one second intervals. Next, push and hold the power button for 30 seconds. Then put the AC adapter (without battery) and push the power button, but not turn on." Was able to start and run fine with just the power cord attached. Battery is still out. I did not try to put the battery back in. Should I? Do I need a new battery?

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k just formated before all of this with old hardware which is now gone. but i got a new mobo and cpu
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?Sku=A455-2881
is the new mobo
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?Sku=A79-0241
is the new cpu.
now before the new hardware the old dell monitor worked fine. now its constantly orange when powered on even if the pc is on and off. and when i unplug it , it the light goes green or w/e but says no source avail .

i got a new OS to install and thats why i was formating before .

i have one stick of ram DDR2 in the first slot just incase, i only have the install hd in just incase (sata), i have two cd drives i CAN use but only the newer one hooked up via sata as well and ofc keyboard and mouse.
know i really hope that cpu and mobo work good together lol. the psu is a 600w one ive had and all plugs are in. there is NO extra sound of video card it is all default motherboard stuff.

really need help. been off that pc for work for almst a week now. dunno what kinda error it is or how to fix it

ps yes ive googled for 3 hrs for this , some ideas but no go .
 

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Today my hp pavilion detachable was flashing orange. I knew it would switch off since it had no battery power as soon as I unplugged ac,I unplugged it and now it is not turning on even charging it with ac won't work. Is there any solution to this? (the battery was also stuck at 68 percent and didn't go up or down). I'm not really that concerned because it broke within the first days of warranty. Anyways is there any kind of solution?

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My mother smashed my computer. When I put it back the together I herd beeping along with an orange light flashing... When I opened the computer up I see this unplugged. 

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Hi guys, I have a dell xps 400 that I can't get started. It happened out of nowhere when one day I tried to turn it on and the power button blinked orange and the computer wouldn't boot up. Also, above the power button was a small lit up green "3".

First I tried disabling each hardware component in the computer. I started by unplugging the roms, then the harddrive, then the graphics card, then individually taking out the ram and the pci cards. None of this changed anything. The power still flashed orange. That narrowed things down quite a bit so I decided I would try putting in a new power supply, which I thought was the root of the problem in the first place.

Well I just put in a new PSU to no avail. The computer still won't turn on, HOWEVER, instead of a blinking orange power button, now I have a non blinking orange power button. Also the green "3" that was originally lit up isn't anymore. I switched back to the old PSU just to see if maybe the light would stay a solid orange. It don't. It goes right back to blinking with a green 3.

Anyone have some insight for me? Shot motherboard?
 

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I just tryed intalling a GeForce4 Mx440 128mb into my computer and when i turn it on it just stays asleep. I have a GeForce2 Mx400 in right now and it works fine but when i put this in it dosnt turn on. I have checked all the cables etc. and i have tryed many drivers and none of that helps.I had this card in my old computer and when i put it in it went to windows xp and then went to sleep but i finally fixed that, but now it dosnt even come up with BIOS/Windows. I am totally lost and help would be nice, Thanks.
 

A:Blank screen-Orange Light

also I know the card works fine I tested it on my frineds computer and nothing is wrong with the card itself
 

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My computer has stopped working. when i push the switch to turn on my computer the light turns yellow orange. it is supposed to turn green. it does not even make any noise.
somebody plz help me out im begging
 

A:Computer not working---Light Orange

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Hi all , My daughters PC was working just find until the on and off button started shinning ORANGE?
The computer does not turn on anymore but when it decides to it switches off by itself ! PLEASE HELP !!
 

A:Power button has Orange light !!!!

make and model of the pc
what windows version

Lets try doing a hard reset
Unplug the Power Cord
Now hold the Power Button down for 60 seconds
Plug the Power Cord back in
Start the PC up
If the PC starts OK, then all should be fixed

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often its
Orange lights on dell are power supply issues.
replace power supply

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but i have read here of a fix, for Dell., not tried, but appeared to work for the poster
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/6230-2-orange-light-dell-gx270-power-button
1. Plug the computer into a power strip that has an on/off switch. Turn the power strip on. Press the computer power on button to start as normal, but after after one second turn off the power strip switch just long enough for the fans on the computer to slow down, but the amber computer led doesn't turn off and then turn the power strip switch back on. Computer should start and run fine. Computer typically can be shut down for up to 5 minutes and restarted normally--any longer and you have to sue the power strip power switch routine again.Click to expand...
 

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My Dimension 8200 turned off suddenly with no warning today. It just..died. Annoyed, I turned it back on--tried to at least. The fan still whirled, the CD-ROM drive still spun. The power button, though, glowed a hellish orange where green once shone. Then it sat there and nothing else happened. It didn't boot. The optical mouse light didn't flash. The keyboard lights didn't flash. Nothing.

This has happened before, so I wasn't too concerned. Last time, I panicked for a few minutes and it irrationally and suddenly came back to life as if nothing happened. That was about a year ago or so. This time, though, it's been two hours already and no miracle.

I've read through several threads about similar problems here and at Dell, but I don't want to believe that my motherboard or power supply is gone. Somehow, there MUST be another way. Sob. If anyone has some desperate advice for a desperate guy, please don't hesitate to grace me with a reply. Thank you so much.
 

A:Menacing orange power light

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I just replaced the battery in my Inspiron B120.  I was told to condition the battery by letting it run out and then charging it fully three times.  On the second time of charging it I noticed the battery light starting rapidly flashing orange while it was still plugged in.  It was solid green to begin with (per the manual), then flashing green (also per the manual), but then started flashing orange.  I unplugged it and it stopped.  It had charged the battery to 98% when I turned the computer on, so it seems that it's properly charging.  I never had the orange light come on with my first battery, this is completely new and I have not been able to find any answer to why it's doing it.  The manual indicates that it should flash orange when the battery is low and not plugged in.  For me, the computer is plugged in and charging and the orange light comes on. 
Does anyone have any idea why this is happening? Is there something wrong with the new battery I bought?

A:Flashing orange battery light

I had the same issue.  Upon booting my computer I got a message saying the battery was no longer charging so I needed to update the bios driver.  I did that and it started charging again.  Google bios driver update for whichever your computer model and download the update.  After you run it and accept the terms of service, it will update automatically and you should be able to charge again.  I know this is six years old but this info is for anyone who is currently having this issue.  You may not need to replace the battery at all as I thought I might have to.

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Hi how can I disablw the orange light on my scrollpad?

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Hi, i turned my pc on and it was working fine i was on my computer as normal then the monitor decides to turn itself off and reset the machine.... everytime you turn the pc on now it's fine but the monitor goes to the green light then switches it'self to the orange light straight away it's not the monitor as i've tried it with 4 different monitors i took it to the tech guy and he said it's probably the CPU, i bought another CPU and fitted it myself however the same problem is occuring, please help i'll post some details about my pc below

Mainboard:- ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe
New CPU:- AMD ATHLON 2500 AXDA2500DKV4D SOCKET A

Please help
 

A:Monitor on orange light even when computer is on

1 x AGP Pro/8X (1.5V only)Click to expand...

More likely Video card fault, or Bios requires resetting

One of the Bios updates says: A7N8X-E Deluxe BIOS 1011




Fix ATI 9700 failed to boot when aperture size is changed.Click to expand...

But the latest (but old) Bios is: A7N8X-E Deluxe BIOS 1013

Try having a look at: Tutorial: No POST (Power On Self Test)
 

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