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When I push the power button, the power light stays amber.

The PC does not boot up; there is nothing coming up on the screen.

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Does your computers power supply kick on or the fan. If not at all there is two tabs on the motherboard. They are small and blue located at the bottom left and just to the right of the first one. they should be connecting a set of pins together on the motherboard take the left one completely off and leave the right one in the same spot. Try the computer again it should kick on. If not replace pin to the left 2 pins instead of the right for a computer reset. Then hit your power button. wait 3 minutes then take the pin back off and put into the normal position. Computer should kick on and run properly.

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Read the service manual online
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim3100/en/sm/index.htm

open the case and make sure the plugs from your power button and power supply are seated properly.


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