I have an inspiron 518 when i turn it on i get a steady amber light. I tried to install a cpu fan and after I installed it i started getting the amber light so I removed it and reinstalled the stock fan and im still getting the amber light. Everything turns on but nothing is displayed on the monitor., I reseated the ram and unplugged and replugged everything and nothing has changed. Reset cmos also. Any help?
A solid amber light when the system does not boot indicates that the system board cannot start initialization. This could be an issue with the system board or power supply. Were you trying to install a non-Dell fan?