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Inspiron 620 with blinking amber light on motherboard

I was given an Inspiron 620 tower that won't boot.  There's no light of any kind associated with the power button on the front of the case, but the amber light on the motherboard (near the SATA ports) blinks.  The power supply tests OK, so I'm wondering if  the problem is likely to be anything fixable besides it being a bad board.

Any ideas?

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RE: Inspiron 620 with blinking amber light on motherboard

It's just about 100% certainly a bad system board -- not much repairable about these.

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RE: Inspiron 620 with blinking amber light on motherboard

Thanks, that was my guess.  Most of what I work with are the far older Win2K/XP-era units, so I wasn't familiar with the issues on newer systems like this.

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RE: Inspiron 620 with blinking amber light on motherboard

Bad CMOS Battery if its an actual Dell Power supply.

Otherwise its insufficient power on the 3.3v/5v rails.

Blinking  indicates Bad power supply.

 


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