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Computer not turning on.. flashing amber light

by will1313n / February 22, 2009 5:30 AM PST

I have a dell desktop E310 it recently turned off when trying to turn it back on the screenn remains black and the power button flashes amber and the system will not come on , any help would be great .

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Time to call Dell ...
by Kees Bakker / February 22, 2009 5:32 AM PST

or any other repair shop you prefer.


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Dell Amber Light
by Don Rogerson / June 2, 2009 4:46 AM PDT

Had this problem .. turned out to be a faulty USB hub .. Unplug ALL of your USB hardware and try a START .. If your computer boots with a Green light, your problem is originating in one of the USB units .. add one USB item at a time to isolate the faulty

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Dell E510 Blinking Amber Light
by Herbienut / September 18, 2009 1:46 PM PDT
In reply to: Dell Amber Light

I have a Dell E510. I had the amber blinking light. My computer would take a long time to turn on. Then one day not at all. Found some info on the internet and opened up my power supply to find 3 bulging/leaking capacitors. Went to and paid about $7 with shipping for the capacitors and soldered them in and as good as new. Make sure you put them in properly. Look at the + sign and - sign etc. Short out the old ones before removing them. They are probably dead already, but just in case. Let me know.

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