XPS 400 turn on button flashing yellow...

Discussion in 'Computer Cases, Power Supplies and Cooling' started by destructokill, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. destructokill

    destructokill New Member

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    Anyone know what this means. My manual is 300 miles away from me...any help would be amazing!
     
  2. m0nk3ys1ms

    m0nk3ys1ms Active Member

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    From this link.
    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xps400/sm/specs.htm
     
  3. destructokill

    destructokill New Member

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    so im guessing i need to buy a new power supply? are there any out there that you guys would suggest?
     
  4. G25r8cer

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    How does this mean you need a new psu?

    Quote "yellow light — Blinking indicates activity on the network."
     
  5. Manauffeuer

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    or mabe his CPU burned out
     
  6. G25r8cer

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    Are you kidding me?? Read what I quoted
     
  7. StrangleHold

    StrangleHold Moderator Staff Member

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    Since its blinking he might have the color Amber and Yellow mixed up. It could be a sign of his P/S.
     
  8. G25r8cer

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    It says Blinking indicates activity on the network!!!
     
  9. StrangleHold

    StrangleHold Moderator Staff Member

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    No, he said the yellow light. I said he might have meant the Amber light, got his colors wrong. Thinking the Amber was yellow.

    Since it isnt booting.

    amber light — Blinking amber indicates a problem with the power supply inside the computer
     
  10. destructokill

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    amber light — Blinking amber indicates a problem with the power supply inside the computer. If the system cannot boot and there is a solid amber light, this indicates a problem with the system board (see "Power Lights").

    its amber...sorry for the confusion.....
     
  11. G25r8cer

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    Gotcha!! Well thats a Dell for you. Now you have to get a new psu through Dell.
     
  12. destructokill

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    hmm well are there any certain psu's you'd recommend. im not very hardware educated or literate.
     
  13. G25r8cer

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    I am fairly sure you have to get a Dell psu. Plus getting a different psu will void your warranty.
     
  14. porterjw

    porterjw Moderator Staff Member

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    You do not have to order a PSU through Dell. I worked on an XPS about three weeks ago and it was a standard ATX (albeit low wattage) PSU. It wasn't an XPS 400 like yours (think the next step up - 420?), but they should be the same.

    As far as the warranty goes, larger companies like that expect their systems to be opened up for upgrades in today's world. They take other measures like locked BIOSi to prevent extreme tampering; RAM, PSU, Video/sound card upgrades are fairly commonplace. Unless there is security tape holding across the seam of your case, it's all good.
     
  15. destructokill

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  16. porterjw

    porterjw Moderator Staff Member

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    That will work, but it's fairly under-powered for such a steep 'sale' price. personally, I would look on Newegg.com or TigerDirect.com - select "Power Supplies", then "ATX" ("ATX 12V" on Newegg) and you'll have a much wider range at much lower prices.
     
  17. destructokill

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  18. porterjw

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    For such a 'cheap' brand, I've heard lots of folks sing praises upon praises about Rosewill products. However, personally, I've yet to give them a go. When I replace faulty components on a Client's system, I stick with brands I know, but that's *not* to say Rosewill isn't good, just that I cannot vouch for them as being good. Some day, I'll grab a Rosewill PSU and give it a shot in one of my loaner systems or if I just feel like screwing around and finally doing my Win98SE system I've been thinking about for a few months:)

    Anyway, 600 watts...completely overkill for your system. Something 350-450 max would be perfect for you, anything over that isn't necessary, but if the price is right via discount or MIR, I suppose no loss. I just picked up a 530 watt Raidmax (installed it yesterday actually) in my system and so far, so good.
     
  19. destructokill

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    ah, ok. thanks for all the help! got the psu chosen and it is on its way. again thanks so much for the help!!
     

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