|Finally after couple of years, my good old Dell Optiplex SX280 life came to an end. It does not start anymore, can’t even power on. I can see that it gives kind of twinkling noise when I press power button but nothing happens.
Luckily I had a open support still with Dell on this and opened a support session with them (online chat from dell support). My initial plan was to give away the system to them to see if they can diagnose the problem so that it helps others..but after walking through few steps, they decided that motherboard is dead and they will come and replace the motherboard. Good that I had a backup of the whole system. But this is a decent system and never had any issues so far and performs quite well. Thanks to Dell support, its painless job without any questions on “How it went down”, instead their goal is always “How we can fix it, and make you happy”….good!