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Wont power and produce a hissing sound

And light in the back what could be the solution

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    Art Ellison Feb 23, 2012

    If you turn your computer on and it doesn't power up, you should not be hearing anything at all.  A hissing sound is not a sound a computer makes!  You need to identify just where the sound is coming from to make a diagnosis.

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Is the hissing sound coming form your power supply? if it is then the PSU is bad. contact dell or 3rd party to replace it.

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