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Re: Inspiron 3646 Power LED Blinking

Hi Chris M,

This particular model does not have any LEDs on the motherboard, it has no internal PSU (it uses the same external adapter used by Dell Latitude laptops, currently using it with a DA130PE1-00, I have also tried another one to rule out this particular adapter).

There is a fan on the CPU that will start spinning when the system is turned on. For what it's worth, if I remove the RAM, the blink code changes to 2x blink, pause, repeat, which seems to be the correct code if no memory is detected.

Pretty much the only cables attached to the motherboard are those for the front panel and a SATA connector for the DVD drive, I have tried reconnecting all of them, unfortunately to no avail.

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