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danmb
Iron

Vostro 460 - No light in power button

Hi,

Vostro 460 Mid Tower system, circa May 2012, Core i5-2400, Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

I noticed that recently the light in the power button is completely out. No blue, no amber, no steady, no blinking light - nothing.

Other than that, the PC works just fine. Turns on, runs, everything else is fine.

It's just a little disconcerting, because when it goes into powersave, there's no visual indication that the computer is on.

Any thoughts about what this might be? Loose connection to the motherboard? Are power button LED's in the Vostro 460 known to burn out?

Thanks

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RE: Vostro 460 - No light in power button

Led is burn out. You can grab a similar LED bulb and replace the old one. This will be a simple soldering exercise.

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jsktx
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RE: Vostro 460 - No light in power button

If you are not comfortable with soldering, the other option is to find a replacement front bezel.  Since the Vostro 460 is no longer sold by Dell you will probably have to search the Internet for the part.  This of course is more expensive then the new LED approach.

Vostro 460 – Intel Core i7 2600 @ 3.4Ghz - 16GB DDR3 @ 1333MHz – Western Digital 500GB SATA 3 SSD – Western Digital 1TB SATA 3 HDD – ASUS GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB DDR5 – 16X DVD-RW – 16X DVD-ROM - Antec 550W PSU - Windows 10 Pro x64 - Dell E2211H Flat Panel Monitor
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jsktx
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RE: Vostro 460 - No light in power button

Sorry the front bezel doesn't include the LED, but you can possibly find a replace power button LED online.

Vostro 460 – Intel Core i7 2600 @ 3.4Ghz - 16GB DDR3 @ 1333MHz – Western Digital 500GB SATA 3 SSD – Western Digital 1TB SATA 3 HDD – ASUS GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB DDR5 – 16X DVD-RW – 16X DVD-ROM - Antec 550W PSU - Windows 10 Pro x64 - Dell E2211H Flat Panel Monitor
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Guis
Copper

RE: Vostro 460 - No light in power button

I also have this problem

It's the second time... QQ

First time was in warranty, but now it's out of warranty...

Is this a kind of quality issue?

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