Dell Optiplex GX280 blinking amber power light

My refurbished dell optiplex GX280 worked fine until a month or so ago when I moved it to another room in my home. When I powered up, the power light was blinking amber. I tried all of the options that did not require buying new parts du to financial reasons, so it's sat since then.:mad:

I just decided to look at it again and powered it on. Everything seemed to start OK but no dispay. The diagnostic lights indicated faulty memory. I then located and removed the faulty DIMMM, and it started right up. :D

About ten minutes later the computer shut off by itself back to the blinking amber power light. :evil: :mad: :confused:

Any info would be appreciated Thank you. :grinthumb

Thanks for the reply. I will check eBay to secure a replacement to try this out. What part # should I look for?n

Is this a common problem with these machines?


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I would say yes, it is a common problem. In EBay, do a search for "dell optiplex GX280" power supply. Just pay attention to the model number on the power supply referencing the wattage rating