mindofchester
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Dell Studio XPS 9100 turns on but with flashing amber light

Hi everyone - my Dell Studio XPS 9100 tower computer turns on and works fine except there's a flashing amber light. Today I moved it from one part of my office to another and now there's a flashing light on the power button. I've read it might've been a power supply or motherboard failure but my computer starts up and works with, seemingly, no problems. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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osprey4
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RE: Dell Studio XPS 9100 turns on but with flashing amber light

Hi mindofchester,

This is normally the power supply. So you're saying that it works sometimes and other times the system fails to start?

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drbillboston
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RE: Dell Studio XPS 9100 turns on but with flashing amber light

HI, I have the same issue: The power button light suddenly started flashing amber.  No other problems.  I ran the Dell Diagnostic and did not detect any motherboard, video or audio card or CPU failures.  Should I just ignore the  flashing amber light or what? 

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speedstep
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RE: Dell Studio XPS 9100 turns on but with flashing amber light

You cannot possibly have run diagnostics if the POWER BUTTON is flashing Amber.

Flashing Amber Power button is Bad Power supply.


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