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Menacing orange power light

Q: Menacing orange power light

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.

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Hello everyone,  I am facing this problem from the past few days in my Lenovo G510. Whenever I plug in the charger for charging the laptop, both the power light and the battery light with orange color, starts flashing and the laptop stops charging.  The color of the battery light changes to orange, even if my laptop is nearly 50% charged.Can't figure out, what is the problem? Any help will be appreciated!

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NO LED blue light on power just  orange light spark light and go away  moto runing good but monitor black diplay do not work/what's problem.

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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 dell demension 3000. i have tried the dell forums and they move so slow.
i jsut bought a ati x1550 pci video card and a 450 watt rosewell power supply. and when i try and turn the computer on in place of the power light there is a orange flashing light and the forums guy say it is a power supply faliure how could it be jsut got it. the motherbaord has the green light lit up so its fine idk wut is wrong though so werid any other suggestions
 

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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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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I have a TV/Monitor ( magnavox ) . It doesnt power on. The power light just flashes greenish-orange. Does this mean I need a new power supply?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Have a Flex 2-15 running Windows 10.  Just picked it up and the power light was flashing orange and would not power on. It was plugged int the charger. With charger unplugged it still flashed and refused to power on.I had to disassemble the laptop and unplug the battery to stop it.  Plugged the battery back in and it powered up as normal. I can find on help on the Lenovo site any body got any ideas 

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I first logged out of my computer and came back and I noticed an orange light on the power button. I shut it of and turn it back on about two times with the same results of an orange light. I then shut of the the extension that houses 10 plugs. When I turned on the extension I turned on the computer the power button didn't give off a blue light or orange light. The VGA cable, mouse, keyboard, Ethernet cable are all plugged in. I later removed all the connects to the computer gave it a minute and plugged it all back in. There is a solid green light on the back under the power cable. The fans turn on there is noise coming from inside the computer a soft humming and light fan from the back of the computer. But the power button will not turn on. The monitor light is orange and says "No Input signal Input 2,Go to Power Save." When I switch to input 1 it reads "Cable Disconnected Go to Power Save." What internal issue could this be?

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My Lenovo 11e Chromebook will not power on. The power light blinks orange and green over and over. I've tried all the resets and even put a new battery in it. What could be causing this? Thanks,

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A few months ago I bought a Dell 4700 off of a friend for $30. It worked great up until a few weeks ago. Everything was normal, I turned it off, but then the next day it would not turn on. Instead of the two normal green lights in the front, there was one orange one. Not blinking. I tried removing cards, RAM, CD and DVD Drives, and even replacing the hard drive. Nothing worked. I now believe it is either the motherboard or power supply causing trouble, but as much as I would like to, I barely have enough money for one. So I really need to know what's wrong before I spend any money. Any ideas?
 

A:Dell 4700 won't power up, orange light

When you don't want to go out and just purchase a new Power Supply, to test
I've actually borrowed a Power Supply from a working computer and tested with that

Power Supply replacement guide here: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/SYSTEMS/dim4700/sm/parts.htm#wp1055681
 

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I was changing the graphics card of my PC to a GTX Gefore 730. After I installed, a orange light on the motherboard came up when I plugged in the power cable. Now the power button doesn't work (nothing happens when I press it). What happened? Did i install the graphics card wrong or is the power supply faulty?
 

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Hi, my V3 371 558L's power light (that's the light next to the bulb icon on the laptop) has started flashing orange.  The battery is fully charged and the Acer Care Centre app is returning good battery health.  Any ideas why this has started flashing and how to stop it? Thanks Mark

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Yesterday, I was just sitting there watching TV at my computer desk, with the computer on, next thing I know- I look over and the computer was shutdown. I didn't know why, so then I go to turn it on, it will not turn on- and the power button, that should be green, starts blinking orange. I'm not sure what the problem is, I think something might be dead. I have been getting a message that says "Alert! System Battery Voltage Low" for about 2 years, I'm not sure if that would be it or not (Maybe that died? Would that do it? I don't know).

When I try to turn it on, I can see the fan and stuff turn on for about half a second, then everything just turns off except for the mobo light and the orange blinking light. I've tested my brothers working power supply in mine, so I know that mine still works because that didn't fix it. I've taken the graphics card out, that didn't do it either. I don't know what else I could do, please help somebody, I'm lost without my computer... Thank you.
 

A:Dell Won't Power On (Orange Blinking Light)

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Hello everyone this is my first post here. I own a dell optiplex 745 with a core2duo 1.8 Ghz processor, 2 gb RAM and have also added an XFX HD 5550 to it. I have been using it since almost two years, and it hasn't caused me many problems except this blinking orange power light.
The problem is just this that the desktop just won't start. All that happens is that the power light just blinks orange. This has happened to it almost four times in the last two years, and the problem has seemingly resolved itself the last four times. Well it would go something like this: I would turn off the PC normally, and the next time i started it all i would get is this blinking light. Then after a couple of days or hours, I would try again and it work as if nothing had happened. But this time it happened four days ago. I turned it off, then switched it on but i got the orange light. Since then, I have tried so many times but this time I fear something much bigger has happened.
Now I have done a decent amount of work in trying to figure out whats the problem. The key thing to note is that its not my PSU (yes i used a different one). Does this mean it's my motherboard which is causing the problem? Or is it something else?
I did a bit of digging up on the internet for the same problem, and I saw one which said something about a faulty power on button       http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-the-Dell-OLOD-Orange-Light-Of-Death/ 
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A:Optiplex 745 Blinking Orange Power Light

According to the Dell manual this is either a power supply or motherboard problem.  It doesn't detail how to further troubleshoot.
Do you get any diagnostic lights? or beeps when you power it on.
But, you can remove the video card to see if the symptom changes.  If not, reseat the memory as a next step.
If neither of these help you are back to either the replacement power supply or a motherboard problem.

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I need help XPS 8900 power light blinking orange. I have reset memory brought new  battery. I have tried everything people post nothing works. I even disconnected UBS ports still nothing. HELP PLEASE

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Hi! I have an Acer Aspire switch 10. About hours ago, I charged it, and after a hour or two I opened it and saw critical low battery thing, I tried charging it in different outlets in our house, but all I can see is an orange blinking light in it's power button, I know that it should be steady, Please help! I'm charging it for almost a day, and still the battery is low, sometimes a recovery thing pops out the screen.

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If I want to turn it on, the power light turns into an orange dot...

If its caused by the emty RTC Battery, Where can I order a new one (In Europe?)

A:Satellite Pro 2100 - Power light turns into an orange dot

Hi

Normally this has nothing to do with a empty RTC battery. In this case you would only get an error message about a low CMOS battery or something else but the notebook would boot properly.

In your case I assume it?s a hardware problem. Have you already tried removing the battery and AC/DC adaptor for some hours or over night? Sometimes this helps?

Otherwise it would be great to get professional help form an authorized service provider. They can diagnose the notebook and exchange the faulty hardware parts.

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Power light is white, I have always seen white. Power is getting to the computer (runs normally). Battery does charge. When I remove the battery the power light goes to white. When I put the battery back in the power light goes to orange. Power supply problem? Battery problem? Do I need to bleed the power from the computer(forgot how)?
 

A:Newer Toshiba Laptop - Power Light is Orange

Take out charger, then battery, and hold down power button for 20 seconds, insert battery, then plug back in charger
 

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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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So I have this Dell Inspiron One 2320 All In One PC, and I have just ran into some issue were , everytime I press the power button to turn it on i'll hear it running but the screen is blank and instead of its usually white power button it's orange. The power cord in the back is still blue so I don't really know what the problem could be. If you can help me in the quickest way possible that'll be fantastic !

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I have a dell t3400 (core duo e8400, 4gb Ram...) which was powered by the oem psu, but I changed it to a corsair vs450 so I could power my gpu. Two months later, after taking the gpu and psu to another pc, I put the oem psu back into the dell, and tried to power on, but there is a blinking orange light in the power button. I doubt it is a mobo problem, because it was working today. Any ideas?

A:Dell T3400 orange blinking light in power button

Blinking Amber power button is Bad Power supply.   Solid Amber power button is Dead motherboard.  T3400 with X38 Express Chipset 
525W Active Power Factor Correction (APFC) power supply.
M1J3H, 7JVXX, D525AF-01
PSU may be bad or USB Ports may be damaged creating a short on a main power rail. (PS_ON asserted, PS_PWRGOOD not asserted)

 
 

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Hi there,

I have a Tecra m9 laptop and when I try to power it on, it flashes with an orange light in this sequence:

6 short blinks, 1 long blink, 1 short blink, a gap, and then it repeats.

Does anyone know what the problem is?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers.

A:Tecra M9 - no power up, orange light error code sequence

What you see is blinking code. The blinking LED provides an error code. Short means 0 and long means 1.

Hexadecimal code can be ?read? by service partner. When the microcontroller detects some problem with power supply the blinking code will be sent. Unfortunately you cannot do anything alone. Contact nearest service partner in your country and ask for help.

All you can try at the moment is to remove battery and start notebook with AC power supply only.

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I have an Inspiron 3650 i3 desktop pc that is a few years old and seldom used. When not in use it is in sleep mode.
Yesterday i tried taking it out of sleep mode, with no luck, and noticed the power button light was solid orange. After a few tries I hard reset the pc and it would not boot up completely. The fans come on and the harddrive sounds like its working but i get no video and the power button remained solid orange. After troubleshooting from several forums i ended up disconnecting everything from the motherboard and taking out the battery then after replacing it and trying to boot with just the cpu fan plugged in. same result, solid orange power button. The PSU seems to be working fine after troubleshooting it so im thinking its either the processor or mobo that has gone bad. Any suggestions?

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Hi everybody,
I recently inherited an unused PC from work. It's an Optiplex 780 with a faulty power supply.
I replaced the power supply with a working one from an old Optiplex 740 and also had to buy an standard ATX 24 pin to mini ATX 24 pin cable in order to use the 740' PSU in my Optiplex 780.
I have plugged in the power cord (but no mouse & keyboard because I don't have any USB keyboard available) and I expected the computer to show DELL logo as well as on screen POST messages during power up but instead I can see the following :
1) Power button in orange color. No blinking. : according to service manual it means PSU is probably OK and PC has reach booting stage 2.
2) 1,2 & 4 green diagnostic lights are on. This combination (1,2,4) is not listed in service manual so I have no idea on the possible kind of error.
Any suggestions about the possible error and how to fix it?
Kind regards,
Beltrixx
(Manel)

A:Optiplex 780 - unknown diagnostic light code 1,2,4 plus orange power button

Hello!  I would unplug everything go into the computer and unplug any cards you have like graphics card and network cards etc. Also unplug your HDD and Optical Drives and plug them all back in and see if that clears it.  I looked at the manuals you did and just combined 1,2 and just 4.  

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Hi there,I have a problem with my optiplex 745, it is not giving display, and when i turn it on it shows a still orange light on power button, and 1 2 3 lights that usually blink when computer turns on, are not even turning on, and fun runs at high speed, cd rom is working fine,I have tried various solution, e.g. changed power supply, cleaned rams, and unplugged all accessories , changed cmos battery, still no display, and all the capacitors on motherboard are in good condition, it seems i am caught in a big problem as my computer has a lot of data , my exams are near and i will lose all my data, also i need to get it repaired quickly,I took my pc to many computer repairing shops, all are saying replace your pc, it is not repairable,Kindly tell me some solution to this problem, I will be very thankful to you,Thank You,

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Hi,
I have an old Optiplex GX240 that had its power supply break, I recently got another power supply from a different computer. The Power supply is working however there is an orange light on the motherboard and power button that doesn't flash. The ABCD lights on the back of the computer are also not lit.

A:Orange Light On Power Button and Motherboard - Dell Optiplex GX240

GX240 requires specific NON PFC power supply.  This unit is 16 years old now and has 512 meg ram of the PC133 variety.   A newer model like an optiplex GX620 or better is still viable.  This system is TOO OLD and TOO Slow to be of any use.

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I have a Actiontec gt701-wg from Qwest. Just recently, whenever I reconnect my modem, the power light would stay orange and nothing else would light up. It can take anywhere between 5-15 minutes of plugging and unplugging the power cord for the other lights to light up.

I had called Qwest Technical support and the tech told me it's a modem problem. He told me to leave my modem upside down for 30 minutes to see if the problem is fixed. He said if that does not work then I should get a new modem. I tried that method and it does not work.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

A:Actiontec gt701-wg problem: Power light stays orange and will not connect

Qwest told you what to do... get a new modem from them...

You said this didn't you?

"He said if that does not work then I should get a new modem. I tried that method and it does not work"...
 

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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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hi guys
as per one of my friend I could replace my memory (RAM) up to 32GB, so I've ordered a couple sticks of Kingston HyperX so I've took slot 1+2 and replaced 2 4GB Hynix RAM by 2 8GB HyperX...
Now I have a good old CPU that doesnt work plus it smell like burnt plastic with no apparent damage to the board or RAM... 
Startup: 2x BEEP (No BIOS)Motherboard Light: Solid AmberBootup Light: Flashing AmberPower Supply Light: Solid Green
I've tried booting from  a single RAM unit on slot one then slot two, and nothing has changed... anyone can help?
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A:XPS 8300 - AMBER Motherboard/Power Light - Green Power Supply Light

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I was online then the screen went black orange light stays on. The notebook power button does not turn the laptop on but the light stays orange, is this the fan light that is orange?

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What does the solid orange light on my F8 key mean. Can't find out what this is and why it showed up.Any clues?How do I turn it off?

A:F8 key has orange light?

I note that this question from 2015 has never been answered. I sombody Knows please reply as this light has just appeared on my notebook (windows 10). I cannot work out what the icon represents either, Any help would be appreciated. thanks

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all i did was last night, i took the power supply out my Dell, 2 try on my other computer, and then i took it out and plugged it back in the Dell, i plugged it in, the green lights on the riser board and motherboard light up, but when i hit the power button on the fron of the computer, i dont get a green light i get a orangeish light? any reason why? i tryed reseating the Slot 1 CPU, and tryed replugging in the power supply 2 the motherboard, and still the same thing, any help would really be appreciated .
 

A:powers on, but orange light

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So I have an HP Elitebook 850 G3, and when I hit the wifi button to turn off/on the wifi it turns on Airplane mode, and the light stays white. Is there a way to get the light to turn orange? I installed the HP Hotkey support, and that didn't fix it. 

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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 an acer Aspire 5610 Windows XP.
I am connected online with an ethernet cable. After my daughter fiddled with my computer occasionally the orange ethernet light stays on and i cannot connect. I run the 'diagnose connection problems' and it automatically restores connectivity. Why is this happening and can i prevent this from happening in future?
 

A:Orange ethernet light

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hi all

i have had a hp laserjet 6mp working in the office for years without issue but...

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

i have searched for the user manual to find out what the light means - but i cant find it anywhere so does anyone know what it means?

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..
 

A:hp laserjet 6mp - orange light?

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I started my inspiron today and the battery light was flashing orange, no other colors. I restarted my computer and it works just fine, the only problem being the light still flashing. I plug in the adapter and the battery panel says it's not charging. All my settings that usually change when charging (brightness, wallpaper slideshow changing) change just as normal.
Everything else is working fine, and as of now my battery doesn't even seem to be going down. I'm not entirely sure what's happened-- my computer has been sitting in my room since I last used it last night, so it's not like any hardware could've been damaged from transporting it.
Anyway if I could get some advice that would be awesome.

A:Flashing orange light

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

A:Beeping with an orange light

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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Hi I have problem. I bought dell inspiron 1525 laptop in 2008 and now when I start No lights. I can hear voice of CPU fan and only see Orange light blinking (Battery) I am running it on DC but not working. Also there is a blue / orange blinking light near hard drive. Do I need to change board or anything else?

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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
 

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

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Yesterday my laptop charging light started flashing orange when I plugged in the adapter. (I have to keep it plugged in because the battery dies very quickly) I unplugged the adapter, took out the battery, and held the power button for 30 seconds. It stopped flashing after I replaced the battery and plugged in the adapter....until this morning. Same exact thing! If I use the adapter without the battery, it doesn't flash and works great. What should I do?
 

A:Orange flashing light

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Hello, I was not sure where to post this as I haven't got a clue as too the problem.. thats causing all this mess! My problem is with my Dell Optiplex 745 thats running the OS XP its about an 3 year old computer now. Ok so heres my problem I went to boot it up and all that I got was an solid orange/amber light, which is normally a green light .. it will stay on just long enough to get the disk drives green light to turn on and the fans to run. Also it don't power up long enough to get the monitor to wake up or go in the BIOS. Then it shuts down again.. it has been doing this over and over since yesterday.. I have had the problem in the past.. and to by pass the problem I would open the dish drive door and put in a disk that I use to boot up with in moments like this and it would boot up.. but since then the disk drive has quit reading disks so I cant rely on that like I used too... I contacted my father who I talk to for all my computer problems.. and with him on the phone walking me though the steps of unplugging everything from the back.. done that and nothing.. taking plugs out and then replacing them back in and still nothing... took out the memory cards and checked them one by one and still nothing.. unplugged the disk drive and wouldn't you know still nothing.. even went to as far as taking out the hard drive and making sure that it was running and as it turned out it is running. i even just removed and then replaced the battery and still nothing.. If anyone has any ad... Read more

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 a 2012 XPS 8500 and when I shut it down, after a couple of seconds of stopping, the power button turns to an orange light.  Sometimes when I go to restart the PC it is slow to respond or I have to press the button a couple of times.  The PC seems to run OK but a couple of times it did shut off suddenly.
I ran the diagnostics but every time it starts to go through the various tests the PC switches off immediately.  Please can someone tell me what the orange light is telling me and what I need to do.  The PC is no longer under warranty.

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