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#1 norco1

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:32 PM

My power button turns orange when I put the Dell Inspiron desktop in sleep mode. Is this correct or an indication of a hardware problem?

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:55 PM

Hello,

Yes I believe that is normal. Could you give me the full model number of the desktop just so I can find out for sure for you. :)
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 11:13 AM

Thanks for your prompt reply. As requested, model - Inspiron 620. Also, should I notice the power light change to orange from sleep timer setting of 30 minutes. As mentioned, I get the orange light with manually clicking sleep from start menu but don't see any light change with auto timer setting. Is the timer setting not kicking in? Please advise

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 09:29 AM

According to this Dell support article, a solid yellow [orange] light of the power button would indicate that the Dell Diagnostics is running a test or a device on the system board may be incorrectly installed or faulty. However, as orange light appears during system sleep, this seems normal to me - not noted in article above.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 10:51 AM

Hi,

To supplement narins' post, here is the Dell™ OptiPlex™ GX620 User's Guide (PDF):
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=inspiron%20620%20light%20codes&source=web&cd=2&sqi=2&ved=0CGwQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fsupport.dell.com%2Fsupport%2Fedocs%2Fsystems%2Fopgx620%2Fen%2Fug%2Fpdf%2FN8071bk03.pdf&ei=GezhT5TcLqXl0gHY06HzAw&usg=AFQjCNH6y0NFzQK

Page 26:
power light
The power light illuminates and blinks or remains solid to indicate different operating modes:

• No light — The computer is turned off.
• Steady green — The computer is in a normal operating state.
• Blinking green — The computer is in a power-saving mode.
• Blinking or solid amber — See "Power Problems." (page 291)

To exit from a power-saving mode, press the power button or use the keyboard or the mouse if it is configured as a wake device in the Windows Device Manager. For more information about sleep modes and exiting from a power-saving mode, see "Power
Management."
See "Diagnostic Lights" (page 317) for a description of light codes that can help you troubleshoot problems with your computer


Power Problems Page 291:
IF 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.

Regards,
Brooks



 





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