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Dell Optiplex 620 connect - power/reset buttons

Q: Dell Optiplex 620 connect - power/reset buttons

Hello I need to connect power/reset buttons to dell optiplex 620, but I just can't connect them anywhere on motherboard.

I need help as fast as possible

Thank you
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Hi, when i put the powercord into a Optiplex 390 the orange light on the motherboard lights up and the power button starts to blink orange.
none of the diagnostic lights go on.
when i press the power button nothing happens.

can someone tell me whats wrong.

A blinking amber power LED usually indicates a failed power supply, replace the power supply with a 'known' working unit, to see if this makes a difference.
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Hi ,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum!
Here when the power button is  orange it indicates that the system is receiving power but not sufficient power to transmit it to the system's components.
However I would suggest you to try these steps and advise the result ,
*Disconnect the system from wall socket and press ,hold the power button where in we are releasing the static charge from the system ,then connect the system back to the wall socket and turn on the system .
*To confirm if the power supply unit is working fine would ask you to perform the power supply unit Built in self test where in behind the system where the power cord connects to the system you will be able to see a tiny black button with a green radial bulb next to it .When that button is pressed if the green light glows then power supply unit is working fine.
*Confirm the power button has a steady orange  light or blinking orange and also if you hear any beeps from the system .
Can you also provide your computer model ,service tag of the system (via private message) to perform model specific troubleshooting. Hope to hear from you soon.
Have a great day ahead !
Kindest Regards,
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Thank you for reaching out.
Did you try 8GB(4+4) or Does it beeps even with a 4GB stick in one slot? 
Try each stick on both the slots, If that fails, you may try 1066 mhz.
P.S:  We haven't tested 8GB configuration on this motherboard from the factory, If none of the steps works, You may have to revert back to 4GB. 
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Minitower Optiplex 745:
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A:Dell Optiplex 755

Here is the support site for the Dell OptiPlex 755.


Here is the user guide for that desktop.

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A:Dell Optiplex 755

That PC uses SATA drive controllers . . Installing XP on a SATA drive requires an additional step:

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A:Dell Optiplex 755 Driver

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That product ID is for Dell Windows 7 Professional using OEM System Locked Preinstallation. It is not a Product Key. See here for more details: 
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Bad power supply
Bad video card
Bad main board or processor or both
Bad memory chip

disconnecting ad reconnecting the monitorClick to expand...

Disconnecting and reconnecting a digital monitor can fry a main board or processor.
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