Dell Inspirion one 2305

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Ok I have a dell all in one inspirion 2305. It has a black screen problem but I know it has to deal with the thermal past for I heated the cooler up and it posted and every thing. However, now my power button won't let me shut it offand its orange. When plugged in the power butter comes on and the HDD activity light is solid white. Every other function works fine. I just can't shut it off by the power button and like I said when plugging in the adapter it automacally comes on. I can use it as a monitor. I know there sound and everything any suggestions or ideals would be much appreciated
 

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Did you try the 'heating the Gpu chip' thing and replacing the thermal paste ? At best the Gpu heating is a temporary fix.
 
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The orange light either means the PC is in sleep mode or there is a hardware problem with the unit. If it is doing that when you plug the power in, the normal troubleshooting step is to unplug the power, press and hold the power button for at least 15 seconds, the plug it in and try turning it on.
If that doesn't get it, what is the SERVICE TAG number of the PC?
 

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The orange light either means the PC is in sleep mode or there is a hardware problem with the unit. If it is doing that when you plug the power in, the normal troubleshooting step is to unplug the power, press and hold the power button for at least 15 seconds, the plug it in and try turning it on.
If that doesn't get it, what is the SERVICE TAG number of the PC?
Its not just the orange light though the Hdd activity light is a solid white right when I plug it in along with the orange power button. Here is the service tag though but to let you know it is out of warranty. D4st2p1
 

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Did you try the 'heating the Gpu chip' thing and replacing the thermal paste ? At best the Gpu heating is a temporary fix.
I did got it to post then after that then is when I the problem with me not being able to use the power button to power it down. The power button is still amber and now the hdd activity light is a solid white
 

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I did got it to post then after that then is when I the problem with me not being able to use the power button to power it down. The power button is still amber and now the hdd activity light is a solid white
I did got it to post then after that then is when I the problem with me not being able to use the power button to power it down. The power button is still amber and now the hdd activity light is a solid white
 
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Here is your support page:
https://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/servicetag/d4st2p1/research
And that PC shipped from Dell in 2010! Did you know it was eight years old?
Apparently, the video chip (next to the CPU) is prone to overheating and breaking several of the solder ball joints to the system board which causes the orange (amber) power light problem. Did you want to fix it or recover any files you have stored on the hard disk drive?
And, did you take the upgrade to Windows 10 or did you leave it running Windows 7?
 

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Here is your support page:
https://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/servicetag/d4st2p1/research
And that PC shipped from Dell in 2010! Did you know it was eight years old?
Apparently, the video chip (next to the CPU) is prone to overheating and breaking several of the solder ball joints to the system board which causes the orange (amber) power light problem. Did you want to fix it or recover any files you have stored on the hard disk drive?
And, did you take the upgrade to Windows 10 or did you leave it running Windows 7?
Igot this computer off someone I like tinkering with stuff. And there is a new 1tb hard drive in it that they put in so its looking like I need to replace the mother board huh or is there a place that I could get the motherboard fixed?
 
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