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    hi

    my dell 5150 desktop recently started getting the blinking amber light. when the psu isn't connected to motherboard everything runs well (fan,hard drive, memory, dvd drive) but the amber light stays solid rather than blinking. when I plug in the psu wire into motherboard everything switches off and the amber light starts blinking. on the motherboard there is a green light that stays on all the time exept when I take off the plug. how can I fix this ? shall I buy a new PSU ? found one : Delta DPS-250AB-22 A REV. 250 W

    what do you guys think ?

    thanks guys
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    (Original post by thaistick)
    hi

    my dell 5150 desktop recently started getting the blinking amber light. when the psu isn't connected to motherboard everything runs well (fan,hard drive, memory, dvd drive) but the amber light stays solid rather than blinking. when I plug in the psu wire into motherboard everything switches off and the amber light starts blinking. on the motherboard there is a green light that stays on all the time exept when I take off the plug. how can I fix this ? shall I buy a new PSU ? found one : Delta DPS-250AB-22 A REV. 250 W

    what do you guys think ?

    thanks guys
    How can everything run well with out a psu?
    Or are you using a alternative psu or are you just running everything apart from the mobo on the psu?

    As far as i'm aware, amber light comes on quite a bit on dells and in particular because the psu is dying.........get a decent maker of psu's to buy it from.
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    Psu is connected to motherboard (20 pin connector) only when that is plugged in everything starts running as in I can hear the fan spinning, hard drive works, I can use the dvd drive but orange light stays solid amber. THEN when I plug in the 4pin p2 everything comes to a halt ane basically shuts down and amber light starts flashing also I hear a sort of electricty noise and a small spark when I connect. What do you think of this also ? http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/vie...id=57965418314
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    Psu is connected to motherboard (20 pin connector) only when that is plugged in everything starts running as in I can hear the fan spinning, hard drive works, I can use the dvd drive but orange light stays solid amber. THEN when I plug in the 4pin p2 everything comes to a halt ane basically shuts down and amber light starts flashing also I hear a sort of electricty noise and a small spark when I connect. What do you think of this also ? http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/vie...id=57965418314
    The 4 pin is the cpu fan.............it probably is unable to cope with the required voltage and so is shut downing.
    Its generic, but seeing as you don't need much its fine.
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    When I put in the 4pin everything shuts off completely. What do you suggest ?
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    When I put in the 4pin everything shuts off completely. What do you suggest ?
    4 pin being the CPU fan? (4 in a row) Or the 12v? (2 by 2)
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    When I put in the 4pin everything shuts off completely. What do you suggest ?
    As far as I'm aware the amber light on a dell, for most people is because there psu is having problems or its dying. If thats the case, it means that your psu is dying, so is unable to cope the power required for your system hence why it shuts down. 4pin as in the one above the cpu?Name:  asus_at3n7ai_mobo4.jpg
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    I'm thinking I should get a new psu then ? Yes the same as the pc you have attached
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    I'm thinking I should get a new psu then ? Yes the same as the pc you have attached
    Its the most obvious solution, as the motherboard seems to work, etc so it doesn't look like any issue apart from the psu giving up when you try to power on the cpu as well.
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    Its the most obvious solution, as the motherboard seems to work, etc so it doesn't look like any issue apart from the psu giving up when you try to power on the cpu as well.
    thanks mate. what do you think of this one here ? http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/vie...id=57965418314
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    (Original post by thaistick)
    thanks mate. what do you think of this one here ? http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/vie...id=57965418314
    Well its a generic make, your parts are generic so it should be fine
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    Well its a generic make, your parts are generic so it should be fine
    thanks mate, will order this. hopefully it will work
 
 
 
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