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XPS 7100 Power Supply

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The unit is a 2010, has ran flawlessly until last week.

Put unit to sleep, will not wake up. Power button remains amber, fans sound slow.

Power supply voltages are good except for the 12V which is 11V.

Is this low enough to not power up the system?

And if so, does dell still produce this power supply?

Thanks in advance

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RE: XPS 7100 Power Supply

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 ARD103

I would say, it's out of 'spec'.

A solid amber power light, indicates either a power supply, or a motherboard issue.

As a power supply cost less than a motherboard, plus you need a known working power supply, to check the motherboard, first replace the PSU to see if this makes a difference.

http://downloads.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_studio_xps_desktop/studio-xps-7...

http://downloads.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_studio_xps_desktop/studio-xps-7...

Bev.

 


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RE: XPS 7100 Power Supply

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The unit is a 2010, has ran flawlessly until last week.

Put unit to sleep, will not wake up. Power button remains amber, fans sound slow.

Power supply voltages are good except for the 12V which is 11V.

Is this low enough to not power up the system?

And if so, does dell still produce this power supply?

Thanks in advance

 ARD103

Is the power button light a blinking, or a solid amber?

Most generic ATX power supply units can be installed, with either a 24-pin or 20+4-pin main motherboard power and P-2 12V 4-pin connectors, with or without the on/off switch.

You should be able to buy a compatible power supply from either a local or online computer store.

Note: A power supply with five SATA power connectors is needed, plus a power supply of 5.9 inches in length.

More information about replacing the Studio XPS 7100 PSU, can be found Here:

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/p/19488180/20284574?rfsh=1460836155159

Bev.

 


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RE: XPS 7100 Power Supply

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The light is a solid amber.

Do you think the 11V is too low and out of spec?

Thanks again

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I would say, it's out of 'spec'.

A solid amber power light, indicates either a power supply, or a motherboard issue.

As a power supply cost less than a motherboard, plus you need a known working power supply, to check the motherboard, first replace the PSU to see if this makes a difference.

http://downloads.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_studio_xps_desktop/studio-xps-7...

http://downloads.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_studio_xps_desktop/studio-xps-7...

Bev.

 


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RE: XPS 7100 Power Supply

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You may or may not have fixed this yet, but a "SOLID AMBER LIGHT" on the motherboard is a GOOD thing. Dell should have used green, but they used yellow.

I just replace my power supply on my XPS 720.  I was having issues with it locking up randomly, ever since I installed Windows 10.  I first replaced the memory, then hard drive, video card, motherboard, and it was still doing it.  Replaced the power supply yesterday, and it's been fine for now.  I stressed it playing graphic intense games, and it DID NOT lockup or reboot as it has done before. 

I hope it's fixed.  I basically have a new computer.

So, yes, you power supply could be the problem.  DON'T REPLACE IT WITH AN OFF THE SHELF SUPPLY.  Dell Power Supplies are proprietary, and if you hook up something else other than a Dell Power Supply, it will KILL your motherboard.

Check DISCOUNT ELECTRONICS for a unit that will work with your computer.

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RE: XPS 7100 Power Supply

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Thanks Bev, I appreciate the input.

I have ordered a Corsair CX750, it will be here tomorrow.

A little more power never hurt anything did it..........

I will post the results on Monday or Tuesday

Thanks again

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RE: XPS 7100 Power Supply

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You may or may not have fixed this yet, but a "SOLID AMBER LIGHT" on the motherboard is a GOOD thing. Dell should have used green, but they used yellow.

I just replace my power supply on my XPS 720.  I was having issues with it locking up randomly, ever since I installed Windows 10.  I first replaced the memory, then hard drive, video card, motherboard, and it was still doing it.  Replaced the power supply yesterday, and it's been fine for now.  I stressed it playing graphic intense games, and it DID NOT lockup or reboot as it has done before. 

I hope it's fixed.  I basically have a new computer.

So, yes, you power supply could be the problem.  DON'T REPLACE IT WITH AN OFF THE SHELF SUPPLY.  Dell Power Supplies are proprietary, and if you hook up something else other than a Dell Power Supply, it will KILL your motherboard.

Check DISCOUNT ELECTRONICS for a unit that will work with your computer.

I sure hope a corsair will work....I will find out tomorrow.

Thanks

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RE: XPS 7100 Power Supply

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You may or may not have fixed this yet, but a "SOLID AMBER LIGHT" on the motherboard is a GOOD thing. Dell should have used green, but they used yellow.

I just replace my power supply on my XPS 720.  I was having issues with it locking up randomly, ever since I installed Windows 10.  I first replaced the memory, then hard drive, video card, motherboard, and it was still doing it.  Replaced the power supply yesterday, and it's been fine for now.  I stressed it playing graphic intense games, and it DID NOT lockup or reboot as it has done before. 

I hope it's fixed.  I basically have a new computer.

So, yes, you power supply could be the problem.  DON'T REPLACE IT WITH AN OFF THE SHELF SUPPLY.  Dell Power Supplies are proprietary, and if you hook up something else other than a Dell Power Supply, it will KILL your motherboard.

Check DISCOUNT ELECTRONICS for a unit that will work with your computer.

FYI

Wrong, not all Dell power supplies are proprietary. The XPS 7100 power supply is not a proprietary unit.

The LED on the motherboard is the 'Stand By Power Light' [aka 'flea power'], indicates the motherboard has +5VFP power is reaching it and not an indication that the power supply has not failed, or has no issues.

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RE: XPS 7100 Power Supply

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Dell Power Supplies are proprietary, and if you hook up something else other than a Dell Power Supply, it will KILL your motherboard.

Some are proprietary, but not all, including the XPS 7100 and XPS 8500. (I used a Corsair 430M with my XPS 8500.)

Neither is the XPS 7100 chassis proprietary: I have an Asus mATX board in mine.

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I would say, it's out of 'spec'.

A solid amber power light, indicates either a power supply, or a motherboard issue.

As a power supply cost less than a motherboard, plus you need a known working power supply, to check the motherboard, first replace the PSU to see if this makes a difference.

http://downloads.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_studio_xps_desktop/studio-xps-7...

http://downloads.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_studio_xps_desktop/studio-xps-7...

Bev.

Well, i put in the new Corsair 750 PSU and I have the same indications, LED indicator stays amber on the motherboard and the power light goes from dark to amber and stays there.

O well, it was worth a shot, and the 12V on the old PSU was only 11V anyway.


Do you know of any drop in replacement motherboards or should i just start from scratch with a new bare bones system?

Thanks again for your help Bev.

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