Chaitu.Nani
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XPS 8500, Orange Blinking Light, 2 Short Beeps - Doesn't BOOT

I have a DELL XPS 8500 purchased in 2013

Last week, I powered down the PC and switched it back on after 2 days.

PC doesn't boot up and the power button starts blinking ORANGE with 2 beeps with a half second gap then 2 beeps again.

I have checked through the forums and found out that from a lot of them were referring to Memory not being detected. So, I changed the RAM to different slots and tried with other working RAM sticks. Still the same result.

Is there anything else that I need to look at?

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RE: XPS 8500, Orange Blinking Light, 2 Short Beeps - Doesn't BOOT

Hi, 

Have you tried with one memory at a time ??

Is there a separate graphics card in system ??

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Chaitu.Nani
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RE: XPS 8500, Orange Blinking Light, 2 Short Beeps - Doesn't BOOT

Hello Hema, tried one memory at a time. No luck.

Yes, I have an additional graphics card, tried with removing that too.

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RE: XPS 8500, Orange Blinking Light, 2 Short Beeps - Doesn't BOOT

Blinking orange power button is bad power supply.


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Chaitu.Nani
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RE: XPS 8500, Orange Blinking Light, 2 Short Beeps - Doesn't BOOT

Hello SpeedStep,

I have a new power supply now, but it's still the same. Blinking Orange Light combined with 2 beeps.

I can see the LED on the Motherboard lit up earlier too and it's the same now as well. Processor fan spins with no problem. I have tried moving RAM into different slots and with different working RAM too. No luck.

Removed the additional graphics card also and tried.

Anything else I am not looking at? I can provide the Service Tag if it can make it easy.

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