RE: XPS 8500 will not start, orange light on motherboard, will not boot, BIOS inaccessible, black screen
Thank you for the link. And thank you for assisting me in this matter @Speedstep ! I do hesitate a bit to put a paperclip into my computer as I don't really understand what I would be doing, but why not.
One question to be overly clear before proceeding with the test, there is clearly some power going through the system as the fan starts and the lights indicating existence of power are on, so my power supply is not dead as the heading on the link you posted suggests. Should I proceed anyway?