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I've been having a terrible times with my PCs. I do stack up back-up machines fanatically, as I've been through real weird moments without a computer to login. Freak world, all my 5 machines got some problems. I cannot use any of them now. And I'd been using my phone to connect to my teams for all my interactions from yesterday. It was highly crippling.
Now the 5th machine to go down, was a Dell OptiPlex desktop. I never used it much, it was always on the shelves, sleeping. I took it out, installed a fresh copy of Windows 10, but when installation was on, I had to leave the machine and go out. I could only come the next day, installation was done but I found my keyboard & mouse frozen. I couldn't finish the installation by answering the set-up wizard.
I had to do a hard reset. When I switched off the main and switched it On again, The display wasn't showing up. I was just relying on this machine as a final hope. I screwed it up.
I thought I had burned the Graphic card. I removed it & tried to connect to onboard graphics. Nothing worked.
Then I stopped & looked at the CPU BOX , it was showing "3-4" in Orange LED. It struck me! I have never seen these codes before. Then I quickly googled for it, it was just pointing to the DIMM memory errors(RAM). How handy these orange LED codes are!. I just precisely removed the RAM chips from these slots & got the machine back on.
I usually detect the RAM failures with a long beep the machine throws. Don't know why this DELL BOX didn't do that. Anyway I just loved the orange LEDs talking straight. amazing. Thanks Dell.
I love these extra care hardware makers show. Even the CPU box, Heat sinks were nicely done.
(btw, I'm seeing a new ORANGE bulbs at the head of each post here in Lounge, wondering if it's indicating something )
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Had similiar experience a few weeks ago; went to fire up la machine (Optiplex 980 / Win 10) and nothing. No beep codes emitted to try and decode. But I did have the pair of orange LEDs which were going at it. Checked support and said memory issue. R&R'd the DIMMs and working fine.
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