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Computer wont turn on, front light is yellow.

by Mr shambles / July 27, 2007 9:04 AM PDT

I turned off my computer last night, and today I attempted to turn it on, and a yellow light comes on the tower instead of a green, and I hear nothing running.

What could be the problem?

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From the page where you wrote the post is this:
by El Alquimista / July 27, 2007 4:13 PM PDT
Note: If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem.

Please tell what make and model computer you have. Not all have the same light configurations.
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Re: Yellow light on front panel
by Droid / July 27, 2007 5:56 PM PDT

I had a Dell optiplex gx620 at work which did that; unfortunately it wasnt good news. The motherboard had failed and since it was out of warranty we ended up replacing the entire pc.

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Re: Yellow light on front panel
by Mr shambles / July 29, 2007 2:31 PM PDT

I have a Gateway 700X LTD. I opened up the case and there is a green light coming from the Motherboard, so more than likely its the power supply, it has a test switch on it, and I pressed it for more than 5 seconds and the light never came on.

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dell gx620 amber light wont power up
by lacy52 / July 10, 2010 1:00 PM PDT

The power supply has two bad capaciters if any questions let me know.

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