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Question orange led on dell Inspiron 580 computer not starting

raj4455

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my dell Inspiron 580 desktop stopped working and the motherboard giving orange light when main supply is plugged. when the power button is pressed .. a fan connected to motherboard starts and then stops..what could be the problem
 

pcgeek11

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my dell Inspiron 580 desktop stopped working and the motherboard giving orange light when main supply is plugged. when the power button is pressed .. a fan connected to motherboard starts and then stops..what could be the problem

Most times when I see the fan start then stop and No BIOS and No Boot it is the motherboard.

That being said if you have a spare power supply I would try that first.

This is what Dell says in the user manual Page 30:

Solving Problems
If the power light is solid amber —The computer is in sleep or standby state.
• Press a key on the keyboard, move the connected mouse, or press the power button to resume normal operation.

There may be a problem with either the
• system board or the power supply.

For assistance, contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 55).

If the power light is blinking amber — There may be a problem with the system board.

For assistance, contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 55).
 
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