Having problems with your Dell OptiPlex GX270 PC Desktop ?

I have dell optiplex gx 270 and I cleaned the inside of the case last night, which included the fan on top of the processor and the copper radiator above the processor. Put the unit back together and it will not boot up. The power light indicator is an orange color instead of the normal green when it lites up. Help!


Answers :

The PC is displaying motherboard error.

All you can do is disconnecting all parts one by one, and checking if the error was triggered by a not well connected device. If you do not fix the problem in this way, that means that you have fried the motherboard touching the circuits with fingers loaded with electrostatic charge.

If you did not disconnect power before cleaning the inside of computer, then the motherboard may have been easily damaged.

Even dust contains metal particles, and can cause shorts when moved inside the computer.

If the problem is the heatsink and fan not well placed , the Dell will start, and stop after one minute or so because of overheating.

As a first step try disconnecting power adapter, check position of RAM , removing both RAM modules and installing back only one.

Check Fan connector, and PCI or AGP cards if installed. On optiplex PCI cards are mounted on a modular slot, ensure that the modular slot is well connected into the main PCI hub slot.

If all that does not work, the the motherboard may have been damaged. This can be tested starting the motherboard with a minimal set of devices.

Motherboards for Optiplex are difficult to find. I have some in here (london) , but we cannot advertise or give out private contact in Fixya.

The Gx 270 is quite an old model, and may be noth worth repair. If the computer is not repairable, remove the internal hard disk and mount it into an external hard drive enclosure to recover data.

Regards.
Does the processor's fan start when you press the power button. Make sure that the fan, processor and heat sink are seated properly. Also that the fan's wires are connected to the motherboard.Also take out the RAM and insert it back. Now check.
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