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XPS 8900 Flashing Power Light

Q: XPS 8900 Flashing Power Light

I bought my XPS a couple weeks ago and immediately upgraded the memory to GB Everything worked fine but I then decided to upgrade the video card to an EVGA GeForce GTX SSC This card requires both a and an pin power connector which the stock Dell PSU doesn t provide So rather than return the video card I upgraded the PSU to a Corsair CX M which I ve read other XPS users have had success with in this machine As others have reported this PSU is a tight fit but I was able to get it installed As soon as I powered it on my problems began The case and CPU fans spin I can hear the HDD spinning up and I can open and close the dvd tray So I know the PSU is at least providing some power But I get no video and the power indicator on the top of the case flashes an amber pattern I ve tried reverting back to the stock dell PSU and video card but still have the exact same issue nbsp I ve 8900 Light Flashing XPS Power also tried unplugging the power cable and holding the power button for sec But still the power light flashes the amber pattern I know there are no beep codes for the XPS and that the power light s amber flash pattern is used instead to diagnose the issue but I haven t been able to locate any reference to what the patterns indicate The power indicator flashes a - pattern and repeats Does anyone know what this means

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A: XPS 8900 Flashing Power Light

Followup:
I had ripped everything out with no luck. Well, everything except the upgraded memory. It had been working, so I didn't think it would be necessary to remove it. But I was wrong.
I reverted back to the stock memory and the blinking amber light problem went away!
Then I re-installed the new memory, and it also worked!
So I guess it was just that the memory needed to be re-seated.
Not sure if the 2 - 7 pattern means "Memory issue", but that would be my guess.
Since the XPS 8900 doesn't support beep codes, I hope Dell will eventually publish what the flashing light patterns mean.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19680686
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A:Power light on HP Pavilion M70 keeps flashing

Sounds like a power supply shutdown. It happens when there is a major component failure which causes the power supply to keep resetting and trying again (the "clicking" you hear)

Needs servicing or scrapping.
Monitors are usually not often worth fixing these days, unless it is very minor (and that does not sound minor)
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/power-light-on-hp-pavilion-m70-keeps-flashing.321375/
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A:Orange flashing power light

Have you the option of re-installing the original powersupply to test (if still working)
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A:Solved: Green Flashing Light no Power!

Solved - had a chappie at work have a look and the fan doesn't move. By the way the green light now doesn't come on at all. It's the psu and it's being fixed later. Thanks for looking and hopefully this may help someone else!
 

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A:no power and green light on my hp pavilion is flashing

If the PSU blinks it needs to be reset.unplug the electrical cable from the wall and the PSU.move the red voltage selector to the opposite position it is in and then slide it back. If you live in the USA 120Vac-->220Vac-->120Vac see the image below.  After you have done this you can plug the power cable back into the PSU.  Connect the power cable to the wall power. If the PSU is still serviceable it will no longer be blinking. Best regards,erico Edited to fix the broken image link.

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A:Dell PC not starting: amber flashing power light

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A:Flash Update Failed & power light flashing

Whoops, posted this on the wrong forum. Sorry about that. I had multi-windows opened at once.
 

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A:Flash Update Failed & power light flashing

Did you attempt to Flash the BIOS prior to this?
 

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A:HP Envy m6-k022dx Power Light and wifi light come on NOTHING...

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A:Windows XP, power light, hdd light for 1 sec, black screen

oh, also, i did try and search and most I found were a black screen after the self test or the windows logo, not right away.

also, dont think it matters, but when the lights go out, it is at the point where hitting the power button again, the computer instantly turns off.

also, just checked, and its nothing to do with the lcd. I just hooked up my monitor, and my monitor tells me when there is no signal, and it just stayed black, then when it was unplugged from the laptop that is when it said no signal.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/windows-xp-power-light-hdd-light-for-1-sec-black-screen.108502/
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Time to replace the battery.

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A:Flashing Lan Light

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/flashing-lan-light.510627/
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When HDD led flashing meaning that there's some activity is going on that access your SSD, whether it is running some background processes or maybe your Norton Internet security is monitoring your files on the SSD that requires a READ operation. It should not hurt your SSD. HDD led has nothing to do with your DVD and your DVD drive also has an LED which will flash when you insert a CD/DVD into your DVD.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/red-flashing-light.349789/
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A:Flashing red light with beeping

sounds like a bios beep code. What is the series? should be x short, y long, and maybe a z short.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/flashing-red-light-with-beeping.1140213/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/flashing-on-light-but-no-bootup.1001379/
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A:flashing green light

what green light? where is it located?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/flashing-green-light.67609/
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A:Flashing Motherboard Light

Start with the power supply. Since you smelt smoke you burnt something out.

P.S. 300 Watt doesn't allow for much upgrading or head room.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/flashing-motherboard-light.365227/
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Most likely what is happening is that the computer is trying to display a resolution or refresh rate that the monitor can not handle. What you need to do is boot up in safe mode to change the resolution.

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Frenat
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/moniter-light-flashing.32395/
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A:Flashing Amber Light... Ugh!

karmalize said:





I think I may just need a new PSU.Click to expand...

It sounds lkie a PSU issue to me.
Check the outputs if you can or just try a different one.
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A:ADSL light keeps on flashing

There isn't a problem witht the line as I'm currently using the ADSL modem provided by my ISP, and the internet is working fine.Click to expand...

so what's the point of your posting here? is there a problem to be solved or you
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A:amber light flashing

diagnostic lights are here
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/wsT7400/en/UG/html/tools.htm

1 & 3 green = Memory modules are detected, but a memory configuration or compatibility error exists.

also manual here
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Ensure that no special requirements for memory module/connector placement exist (see "Memory" in your User’s Guide).
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/amber-light-flashing.1067050/
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Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

A:G500s - Flashing Red Light

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
According to page #13 of your model's User Guide, a fast blinking amber light means there is a problem with the battery or battery connection. Here is a link to that guide for your reference...
 
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A:flashing light on my dvd rewriter

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/flashing-light-on-my-dvd-rewriter.957197/
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Hi Chelseastu and welcome to TSG.

What make and model computer is it ? Laptop or Desktop ?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/green-flashing-light.1114763/
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A:XPS 8900 internal power connectors

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A:Caps lock light flashing

Usually a bad sign depending on the number of flashes you receive:

Computer Does Not Start and the LEDs Blink or the Computer Beeps HP Pavilion dv5000 Notebook PC series | HP? Support

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A:Battery indicator light flashing red...

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I am assuming you have unseated and reseated the battery with it keeping the same error lights? You may want to try that first since I have had times in the past this would clear errors.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/battery-indicator-light-flashing-red.813896/
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No one has any suggestions?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/the-dreaded-orange-flashing-light.799247/
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Hello, With which computer do you use this keyboard?

http://community.acer.com/t5/Windows-8-1/ACER-keyboard-light-not-flashing/td-p/350607/jump-to/first-unread-message
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A:C710 flashing battery light

If you still need help, shut down and remove the power. Find the tiny hole in the bottom  and gently press a paper clip into the hole until you feel it click. Plug in the power , boot up and see if it is charging. If this didn't work, you probably need to replace the battery.

http://community.acer.com/t5/Chromebooks/C710-flashing-battery-light/td-p/335097/jump-to/first-unread-message
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Hi Fopoku2k2
Thanks for writing to us.
Looks to be an issue with the memory or the memory slot.
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The flashing LED is an error indicator. The error is identified by the number of flashes:

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/flashing-red-light-when-trying-to-turn-on-tower.1106862/
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/lan-not-working-a8n-e-orange-light-flashing.62383/
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A:Dell XPS 14z Flashing Orange Light

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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19540253
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A:Flashing red light & clicking noise

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http://community.acer.com/t5/Chromebooks/C710-flashing-battery-light/td-p/335097
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Hello, With which computer do you use this keyboard?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/xp-will-not-turn-on-green-flashing-light.1016013/
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