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Fix motherboard orange light issue

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There are very few people that live their life without a smartphone or a PC. These two have gradually become a part of our life. And it eases the work for most out there, while some use it for entertainment purposes while some use it for enjoying the blockbuster gaming titles. But not every user is well aware of things around the hardware components of a PC and this often leads them to scratch their heads if they come around any issues. Therefore, to get them well familiarized with a certain way around that might be able to help you out without having the need to call in a hardware engineer.

Today, in this topic, we will discuss the issues that are related to the orange light that appears on your motherboard and prevents your system from booting up. It might not be present in high-end motherboards, however, it is quite common with PC users that use their system to perform their day to day professional works as well as some entertainment or gaming in their free time.

What is the meaning of having an orange light on your motherboard?

There are few notable issues that are connected with your motherboard prompting orange light. There may be two different scenarios where you might see that the orange light is static or it might be blinking. However, knowing a few small things that might be able to resolve the issue might be helpful in saving the day. Having an orange/amber indicator means the system won’t be booting up for use.

Solution: Orange Light Blinking

If your system is giving you the orange light on your motherboard that is blinking and the processor fan is not spinning then, first of all, check the power supply unit to ensure that you have the proper supply of voltage. In the case of ATX or mATX power supply unit, the best way to ensure that your power supply is running fine, you will need a gems clip or any wire and then you need to find the green wire from the 24 pin socket coming from the PSU and put one end of the wire in it.

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Then you need to find a black wire from the same socket and put the other end of the wire in it. Once it is done, you will need to power on the PSU. And if the PSU is in good shape, then the fan inside the PSU will start. If it doesn’t start that means you are having a faulty PSU and you need to replace the same.

But there might be certain occasions where the PSU fan might be spinning but the system won’t still boot. In that case, you must check the individual voltage with the help of a multimeter to be certain that the PSU is supplying power properly. You should also check if the EPS power connector for the processor is inserted properly.

Solution: Orange Light Static

Having a blinking Orange light is easy to fix, however, in the case of the static orange light, you need to diagnose the system properly as there might be more than once case that might be the reason for the error on your system.

Generally, it is directly related to either memory fault or the motherboard fault. But before, going to be certain about anything, it is best practice to diagnose the system.

On this occasion, one must remove all the cables that are connected with the components of the system like HDD, ODD, etc. Just put the power connectors for the motherboard and then start the system. If that sorts the issue out, then try connecting all the devices one by one and this will help you to narrow down the cause of having that error.

Connecting the SATA cables

If this doesn’t work in your case, then try taking out the RAM, clean them properly, clean the socket from dust and insert them back. If you are having dual-stick then try checking with one.

Installing the memory

If still after checking out this, you are having the static orange light then, we are afraid that your motherboard may be the cause of it and the best way is to get a new motherboard or contact your OEM support if your motherboard is still under warranty.

Conclusion

In the above section, we have laid down the cause of having an orange light(static & blinking) error on your motherboard. We have also laid down the most feasible solution to resolve the issue. However, if your motherboard is faulty then it will be hard for a normal user to identify. Therefore, if the motherboard is fine and the reason is something else, then the above-mentioned steps will help you to resolve the issue.

Subhanka

I am an IT professional with a huge knowledge in Hardware and Network Field along with hands-on expertise in Security. You can contact me at Subhanka@xtremegaminerd.com
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