[SOLVED] What is wrong with this Dell Inspiron 3670?

Jul 26, 2019
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I went to go boot up my Dell Inspiron 3670 desktop PC today and I saw this (link at bottom). The PC isn't even a week old. The power light is flashing amber in a pattern of 2,1. I am assuming it is a POST issue, but I have no idea what it is. However, when I unplugged it and pressed the power button, it booted normally. Any ideas what is up? Should I contact Dell Support?

the link to my issue:

https://bit.ly/2GwIBLv
 

QwerkyPengwen

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Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it. I will contact Dell tomorrow. I also did some research and I found one document that said that the 2,1 flashing light is a system board failure.
If that's true, then that's way worse.

While you still have the PC booted into Windows, I suggest backing up any important files that you may already have on it to the cloud before sending it off to Dell under the warranty.
 
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QwerkyPengwen

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not entirely sure. there's not actual documentation I can find that explains the colored light meanings.

But based on other people's problems with a blinking orange light on many other dell units, could be a bad PSU which is understandable given that prebuilts like that usually have cheap crappy PSU's put in them.
 
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Jul 26, 2019
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Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it. I will contact Dell tomorrow. I also did some research and I found one document that said that the 2,1 flashing light is a system board failure.
 

QwerkyPengwen

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Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it. I will contact Dell tomorrow. I also did some research and I found one document that said that the 2,1 flashing light is a system board failure.
If that's true, then that's way worse.

While you still have the PC booted into Windows, I suggest backing up any important files that you may already have on it to the cloud before sending it off to Dell under the warranty.
 
Reactions: Ethan Knickerbocker
Jul 26, 2019
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Okay. I will make sure I back up my files. I was prepared for the worst and hoping for the best. Thank you so much for your help man!

P.S.
I will mention that the PC has just gotten slower and slower. I ran a benchmark test the day I got it and just now. It was in the 95 percentile the day I got it and now it is in the 20 percentile.
 

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