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Dell 2400 PC- blinking amber light.

My Dell has a blinking amber light. Does this mean my power supply unit within the pc is going bad? If so, how can I fix it?

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Sherri

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Hi Sherri,
The symptom that you are facing generally refers to bad power supply. The same can be resolved by replacing the same. You can call dell sales to procure a new power supply. However to troubleshoot and make sure if power supply has gone bad , use the link below

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proton

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