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Dell GX260 Have a Dell GX260 (provided years ago by my company)which struggles booting up each time it's turned off. There is an orange light that blinks in the middle of the power which I'm wondering if this signals something is wrong. I have been told that I may need to replace the power supply. If anyone knows what the potential problem may be, let me know. Thanks!

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Can you be more specific when describing the computer 'struggling to restart'? Does it beep? Does it take several attempts to restart?

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I had the exact same problem with a 4600c. I purchased a power supply off of Ebay and this resolved the issue. The way confirmed this was to take a standard power supply out of a spare PC and test.

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Sounds Like a Bad CPU Fan

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