Having problems with your Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop ?

Optiplex gx 260 steady amber light - done all things on dell website - still doesnt turn on. got a new PSU and it still has the same problem. theres a whirring sound which is the fan and the power supply but theres nothing on the screen, ??????


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Steady Amber Power LED generally indicative of a failed MB. Remove all Memory, Expansion Cards, peripheral items, if still same, replace the motherboard. If you get a Green LED with jusr RAM in system, then an expansion card or peripheral might be the issue. 95% sure it is mothebroard
My gx260 did the same thing; except no fan operation on the power supply except immediately for split-second when starting unit. I was told the suspect was either the Motherboard (check for swollen or 'leaking' electrolytic capacitors) or a failed power supply. In my case the power supply had gone bad. If you know the fan on the supply is operational, I would suspect the MB. Both can be had quite cheaply and the swaps are pretty simple.
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