Dell Dimension 1100 - when powering up, green power light comes on but so does the Orange light on the front panel. This orange light flashes repeatedly and though the Fan can be heard as well as the HD spinning up, there is no output ot the monitor. I took the cover off the side to see what happens and on the Motherboard is a green light in a constant state when the power is on. Any ideas ? Op System is XP2 but doesnt really get to the stage of running up. Have checked in manual but cant find verbage relating to orange light function.
It could be that your motherboard has died. Remove all memory modules and turn the system on. If you do not hear any beeps from the board then, the MB will need to be replaced. Post back here in the forum.
Jesse Thanks for the reply. I took out the 2 memory modules, powered up and got same symptoms - and yes, there were no beep codes. How do I go about getting a replacement mobo ? any sources that Dell recommend ? This PC is key to our charity and would like it up and running as soon as is possible. I *think* its out of warranty but need to check.
Got a replacement mobo and swapped out. Symptoms are still the same - on front casing green power light comes on while orange light flashes. There are no lights lit on the back (the 5 in a row) yet the fan spins up as does the HDisk when power button pressed. Cover taken off the side and a green light on mobo shows power getting to mobo (whether its enough I aint qualified to say but would *seem* ok) ... this is weird. No display on monitor. This is getting to be a real pain. Anyone any ideas as to what the orange light flashing on the front casing actually means ? Can't find description anywhere. Thanks all.