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Dell 4600i Power Light Is Steady Amber.

Alright, I had this very old Dell 4600i for a long time, practically my first computer I used. After like 6 years or so, my computer won't turn on. The power light in front of the Dell 4600i is steady amber. In the manual, it says to..IF THE POWER LIGHT IS STEADY AMBER -The computer is receiving electrical power, but an internal power problem might exist.
• Ensure that the microprocessor power cable is securely connected to the system board
• Remove and then reinstall the memory modules
• Remove and then reinstall any cards
• If the problem persists, contact Dell
I tried the above three, but I want to fix this problem without contacting Dell. I've tried all the methods above, but I'm not sure what the problem is. If anyone knows what to so please help.

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TRY REPLACING POWER SUPPLY

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