I have a Dell Inspiron 530 with a modified (upgraded) CPU fan and a GeForce GT240. It had a GT240, because yesterday, after my son had a long round of Peggle, the display just shut off; after a few seconds, the computer powered down and won't boot.
The official Dell documentation says that a "steady amber light" indicates an "internal device malfunction." Removing my GPU seems to fix the problem, surprisingly.
Characteristics with the GPU installed:
- Computer won't boot, period.
- Mobo shows amber "power" light (i.e. mobo is getting electricity)
- CPU fan flicks on for a fractional second, then stops
- No other sounds; no hardware runs.
I'm pretty sure my GPU is toast (burned toast, if anything). How can I verify? Is there any chance of somehow fixing this?
My temperature regulatamatator reported around 97-100C GPU temp (GPU max is around 105C).