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blinking start button--won't turn on

by michaellossic / August 3, 2012 6:14 AM PDT

My dell xps desktop with raid won't turn on. the start button on computer is blinking yellow. usually after a day or two it starts.

any idea what problem is?

thank you,


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Cross posted.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 3, 2012 6:27 AM PDT
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Working but further question.
by michaellossic / August 4, 2012 11:29 PM PDT
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OK, this is weird. Had power switch off for 2 days, still the blinking amber. Unplugged computer from the back to tower, within 24 hours it starts and is now running fine.

Is this the power supply then?

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Last time it was the motherboard.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 5, 2012 4:25 AM PDT

I lucked out that a client insisted on it being fixed. Every month it would require that the AC power get removed so we changed out one item at a time until it worked. Took a few months but it appears to be the motherboard. Such faults do get out there and can cost a lot of time to figure out.

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