Having problems with your Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop ?

Optiplex GX260 won't boot

\015 I have an optiplex GX260.\302\240 Started running slowly, even to come off screensaver, then just died.\302\240 Now, it shows a green power light, the MOBO shows an orange light, the power supply fan is running, the HD spins....but it will not boot or even give any BIOS beeps.\302\240 The monitor says no signal.\302\240 I have reset the MOBO by unplugging and letting it sit...nothing.\302\240 What could be causing this?\015

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I had the same issue and accidentally discovered a temporary solution. Unplug the power from the back of the machine, open the case and unplug the ATX power connection from the motherboard. With the ATX cable unplugged, plug the power cord back in. When you try to turn the computer back on the power light should turn orange and fans should be spinning, with it powered on plug the ATX connector back in. That should turn the computer off. Turn it back on and it should boot fine. You can even shutdown and restart, but when the power is unplugged you will have to go thru the same process to get it back up. This sounds crazy but it worked on mine. Good Luck!
This is very common issue with the Dell GX260. I bought a pallet of 40 units and 3 had this issue. It was suggested to me to reseat the processor, but this didn't work for me. Dell KB lists this as a power issue with an installed component and suggests to call their support. I'll use that as a last resort because I'm sure there will be a cost.
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