Having problems with your Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop ?

Gx260 pc wont start

\015 When powered up there is a flashing orange light on motherboard, \015\012no fan running, or any operation at all on cd etc.\015\012checked with standard power supply and still same.\015\012could it be cpu fan?\015\012\015\012orange light also flashing in centre of on/off switch\015

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I had just removed dust from the fans on my Dell Optiplex GX260 desktop power supply and processor. I started the PC and it worked fine. I now replaced the the hard disk and suddenly an orange light appeared on the motherboard. Since then the PC has refused to start, and the orange light comes on whenever the system is connected to the power source. HELP!
Either the motherboard or power supply are bad. I've had both be the cause of the problem. Check the motherboard for bulging and discolored capacitors. The same can be true of the power supply.

To the guy above who said his were out of warranty. If the motherboard is the cause of the problem, Dell will replace it until near the end of January. Just call them up and try to convince them. We are an educational customer, but everyone should be able to get it. It's a known defect.
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