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My dell pc still not working

I bought the pc and monitor all dell products.I connected the cables as was suggested but still no change.Once the pc power button is pressed,the amber colour lights and at times it only blinks.On the monitor screen it says power mode,press any keyboard pad or move the mouse.Help me out because the connections appear ok.Thanks

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An orange/amber light is almost always a power problem. Is the amber light on the monitor or the PC itself? I'm assuming the PC since you have the ability to read the screen. Your best bet is to check your power supply in the PC. Do you have a power supply tester (about $20) or another PC? You can switch them out and see if the orange light follows the power supply. Let me know what you find out.

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HERE is a link directly from dell as to what the lights mean and possible solutions. sounds like you may have a failed component on the motherboard or a bad powersupply

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