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Dell Inspiron Vostro 530s won't boot.

\015 Hello. I've got a problem with a Vostro 530s that has confounded me. I'm hoping someone here can answer my question. I've seen similar issues here, but none exactly match my own.When you press the power button on this PC the unit powers on, and the 2 motherboard fans go into overdrive and stay that way. The computer doesn't post and there are no beeps at all. The monitor will eventually say that there is no signal. FYI, this unit is recently out of warranty. When I open the case there is a yellow light, not amber. The system power supply tests normally and all spec's match the numbers on the yellow sticker on the side of the power supply. I've done the following:Pulled both pieces of RAM and reseated them. I also tested them in another machine after that. They appear to be fine. Reset the CMOS settings per doc's on Dell's site. - No change.I then ordered a replacement motherboard and swapped it out. The result was no change in symptoms. Next I swapped the CPU with a new one. - Still no change. So the Vostro 530s has a new MB and new CPU in it, and the problem is unchanged. No post, no beeps, nothing at all on the screen. Just MB fans in turbo mode. They sound like a hair dryer. The only things I can think to do at this point are the IO Power Switch and or the power supply. Has anyone else seen this problem? Thank you for your time. \015

Answers :

Hi,

I work for Dell, If the power button led light is flashing amber or amber (the Power supply is faulty) The Yellow light you saw inside the motherboard is the "Flea Light" (that is one way you could check if there is still power on the motherboard). Since the motherboard was replaced there are a few more things to check:

1. Video card (integrated or expansion)
2. Monitor (Make sure it displays self test feature when the cables are removed)
3. Monitor Cables (VGA / DVi)
4. Power Cable on the Monitor (try a different cable)
5. Power Supply (you already checked, but i suspect this is causing the problem)

Hope this helps.
Could be either of the two.\012
\0121. The power supply is not supplying current properly. As you have changed almost all possible components, try this one too.\012
\0122. The monitor could be out. Test it elsewhere.
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