Morning all, I just wanted to run something by the Dell community. A colleagues Dell computer has failed. I had a look at it and am somewhat confused by it. The power button is blinking orange/amber, which suggests to me that there is a power problem. However, when I tested the power supply using the inbuilt system, the power seemed to be operating fine with the green light on the back showing throughout. Unfortunately I don't have another psu to plug in. I've tested the hard drive separately and that is completely fine, nothing wrong there.
Any thoughts? Is it a busted power supply or is something else going on?
The computer model: D03S
Reg Type: D03S002
Power supply model: ac240es-01
Dimensions: 25cm x 5cm x 8cm (these are approximates)
The Green Light on the back just shows AC available. It DOES NOT INDICATE that the power supply is OK.
Blinking Amber power button = Bad Power supply.
Going thru a procedure does not fix things.
The power supply is toast.
There are no soft fixes for physically bad things.
The green light indicates AC is available period end.