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Can't power up Dimension 5100

Was in the process of downloading Microsoft Office 2007 when the computer froze up. After I powered in down, it won't power back up. When I push the button, all I get is an amber light flashing once.

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    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    where were you downloading it from ?



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Is this a DELL system? E series ?
Well , you'll have to reseat the memory chip on the motherboard and check for other power connectors.. but please try this only if you're sure that there is NO display at all and the system will just not start up!
Please make sure you disconnect any peripheral devices and the power cable before opening the chassis!
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