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My dimensions 4300 the power switch will only blink amber i got it to come up last night but i couldn't use the mouse or keyboard so i changed them but now it just blinks amber and wont come up

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  • akinstonya Mar 29, 2009

    dimension4300 lite is blinking green,screen resolution is bad,when I fix resolution and when I restart the computer resolution is bad again does that make sense?

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    the first thing i need you to do is UNPLUG your computer and try to boot again after you plug it back in then let me know exacftly what happens. What you see, what you can type, mouse movents etc.

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A Blinking Amber or Yellow power button means that the power supply is receiving power from the source but is unable to properly distribute it to the components. This can be caused by a defective power supply or a defective motherboard. Just to make sure that nothing else is causing the problem, remove any PCI cards like modem, video card, sound card, etc... Remove the memory modules and disconnect cables to CD/DVD drives. Look at the USB ports to see if any are damaged.

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