I’ve a outdated Dell Optiplex 780 machine which I used as a Ubuntu Linux improvement machine. It had a quirk within the sense that when it was to be powered up after powering off, merely urgent the facility button on the entrance of the cupboard didn’t activate the machine. There’s a small reset form of button on the SMPS – on the again aspect, prime left of the cupboard. That I suppose may very well be Dell’s Energy diagnostics button or one thing. So I needed to press this diagnostic/reset button , maintain for someday then the smps will get powered on, and at identical time then urgent the entrance aspect energy button , the machine would truly powerup and begin loading the OS (Ubuntu on this case).
Not too long ago t it was powered off, moved to a brand new place and once I attempt powering it up now utilizing identical quirky course of described above, the SMPS simply doesn’t energy on! There’s a Led mild on smps simply above this diagnostic reset button. When the PC labored tremendous earlier, this mild used to mild up inexperienced and keep stable inexperienced upon lengthy urgent that diagnostics/reset button , however now upon urgent that energy diagnostics button at again, this mild simply retains flashing inexperienced and smps by no means will get powered up and in consequence the PC as complete can be by no means getting powered on.
In all evaluation it factors to a nasty smps however I’m questioning why immediately it went unhealthy, as a result of it was working tremendous until it was turned off this week.
From the given description, does it sound to you just like the SMPS gone unhealthy and will a substitute of SMPS (if doable) resolve it?
If no restore doable is there any manner I can get the information out of that arduous disk onto another machine – like can I exploit that arduous disk as secondary drive to a different Home windows 10 machine I’ve?
Some photographs if they assist.