LFC#51 - Dell Orange Light Diagnostics

  • Published on:  9/4/2015
  • A diagnostics session on a Dell Vostro 220 throwing an Orange light on startup. Spoilers below...

    Initially thought it was going to be the PSU, but a BIOS reset (remove RTC battery) was the cure. Sadly I wasn't able to resolve the cause of the orange light, but it'll be put through several on/off/warm up/cool down cycles to make sure it's really fixed.

    If the BIOS reset hadn't worked, my next move would've been to remove the CPU and hunt down a spare - with the dusty HSF, I suspected a dead CPU.