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Wont boot up

When I installed a game on my computer and rebooted it, it would turn on but the blue led power button doesnt turn on and the screen doesnt come on. Took it to get looked at and they ripped me off by saying it was the power supply and threw my old one out. Is it the motherboard??

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You need a new power box

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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