Dell Dimension 9100 user manual download

For Devices:Dell Dimension 9100
Languages:English
Pages:140
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Page 39 of 140
Solving Problems
39
Power Problems
CAUTION:
Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the
Product Information Guide
.
I
F
THE
POWER
LIGHT
IS
GREEN
AND
THE
COMPUTER
IS
NOT
RESPONDING
See "Dell Diagnostics"
on page 48.
I
F
THE
POWER
LIGHT
IS
BLINKING
GREEN
The computer is in standby mode. Press a key on the
keyboard, move the mouse, or press the power button to resume normal operation.
I
F
THE
POWER
LIGHT
IS
OFF
The computer is either turned off or is not receiving power.
Reseat the power cable into both the power connector on the back of the computer and the electrical
outlet.
If the computer is plugged into a power strip, ensure that the power strip is plugged into an electrical
outlet and that the power strip is turned on. Also bypass power protection devices, power strips, and
power extension cables to verify that the computer turns on properly.
Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by testing it with another device, such as a lamp.
Ensure that the main power cable and front panel cable are securely connected to the system board (see
page 63).
I
F
THE
POWER
LIGHT
IS
STEADY
AMBER
A device might be malfunctioning or incorrectly installed.
Remove and then reinstall the memory modules (see page 66).
Remove and then reinstall any cards (see page 68).
Remove and then reinstall the graphics card, if applicable (see page 68).
I
F
THE
POWER
LIGHT
IS
BLINKING
AMBER
The computer is receiving electrical power, but an
internal power problem might exist.
Ensure that the voltage selection switch is set to match the AC power at your location (if applicable).
Ensure that the processor power cable is securely connected to the system board (see page 63).
E
LIMINATE
INTERFERENCE
Some possible causes of interference are:
Power, keyboard, and mouse extension cables
Too many devices on a power strip
Multiple power strips connected to the same electrical outlet
Sample