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Old 08-02-2007, 01:16 AM   #1
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ok, i just swapped out a psu for another, adn wen i turn on the computer, it spins fans and such, but it has this amber light..can u tell me why its amber?
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Old 08-02-2007, 02:13 AM   #2
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Default Re: amber light on motherboard

Well, the bulb has to be labeled. Did that light not come up with your old PSU? What Mobo is it?
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it never worked even with the old psu, that y i switched them in hope it would work, the new psu worked in the old comp. but not in this one... its a gigabyte 8LD533 p4 mobo
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Old 08-02-2007, 02:19 AM   #4
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I was going to say a bad power supply, but you did a swap already . Try reseating the CPU. Could be a bad motherboard. It has to be one of those three.
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Nah man, I don't think the mobo is bad. Gig makes alright mobos. Unless it is old, I doubt that it is DOA.

Do you get a beepcode?
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Do you have a manual? That would probably help more than have us guess what a little red light on the mobo means, since it could mean a number of different things. Everything is plugged in/seated correctly right?
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Old 08-02-2007, 03:54 AM   #7
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no manual, no beepcode, and it possibly my motherboard
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Is there another power input to place in? Maybe a 12v connection from the PSU? My Abit needed one, before anything would work, but still got fans spinning and the like.
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Yeah P4 boards have an extra power cable to be attached
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Old 08-02-2007, 02:57 PM   #10
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extra power cord? really? im just testing the psu and motherboard so i DIDNT have ram, drives of any sorts, video card or anything, would that cause to not have the motherboard light green?
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