Question about Dell OptiPlex 740 AMD ATHLON X2 3600+ 80GB/512MB PC Desktop
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I agree, the Optiplex GX270 is infamous for MoBos going bad. The capacitors have a manufacturing flaw, and up until February of 2008, Dell was replacing those boards for customers for free if it was found that the capacitors were the culprit. I just found a board yesterday with this problem. A sign that the capacitors are bad is either a buldge or they will be leaking an orange-rusted looking substance (primarily capacitors near the CPU). Symptoms of this problem include the PC rebooting itself randomly, and/or getting a BIOS error saying there was a thermal event.
Posted on Oct 14, 2008
Do you have a lot of accessories plugged in? They may have overloaded the power supply and if this is the case you will need to buy new power supplies. If this is not the problem, check to make sure that the computers have plenty of ventilation in the back. If they don't, they may have overheated and melted quite a few different components.
Posted on Feb 27, 2009
If you are getting an amber light flashing, your power supply is faulty.
If it is a solid amber light, you motherboard is faulty or one of the componants are faulty.
I would suggest giving Dell a call. They would beable to pin point the problem and give you a quote. Some of their componants are non standard and can only be purchased from them.
You could try reseating all your componants on the last resort but it is unlikly to help.
Posted on Jun 26, 2009
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