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Old pc Optiplex 320 Amber light

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  1. IJuatNeedHelp16

    IJuatNeedHelp16 Thread Starter

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    About a month ago I got my brothers extremely old pc from about 2008 ( the optiplex 320) and he gave it to me but it had a broken graphics card I believe, because everything was always tinted green but once I got the new graphics card (geforce GT 730) it worked fine but it had only two 1Gb sticks of ram so at that point I was just gonna try and wait till I had enough money get some more ram but that time never came because I got caught up in a bunch of other stuff, but recently I got it back out and got my stuff set back up and plugged it all in and noticed a flashing orange light on the power button which I've never seen before and I constantly tried different outlets different cords and everything, and I've come to the point where I'm like 70% sure its the mother board because when I unplug everything from the PSU except the hard drive and I plug it in the light doesn't flash and the computer starts actually making noise (before nothing happened but a flashing light). Another thing I noticed was before when I first got the graphics card the fan on it spun but now when I unplug everything from it except the hard drive it doesn't but it's probably just because it's not a big enough load to need the fan, but I'm just trying to give as much info as I possible could so I could fix this as soon as possible.
     
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    What's the exact "service tag" number and "express service code" number on that 2006 - 2007 era Dell OptiPlex 320?

    Is it the smaller desktop or the larger minitower?
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    The smaller desktop has a 280W power supply.
    The larger minitower has a 305W power supply.

    If the power button is blinking amber, these may be some of the causes:
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  3. lynx1021

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    flashing usually means bad power supply, solid would mean b/o motherboard
     
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    It is a smaller desktop and I'm not sure of the service tag or express service code. :/
     
  5. lynx1021

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    Here is a picture of a tag on one
     

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