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Dell pc dimensio 5150 wont boot up

Closed it downand now cant get booted up. The start light is flashing yellow. Not very technically minded so any help will do. cheers

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I think it's stuck in sleep mode. Unplug the computer and turn it back on. I hope this helps!

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Try unseating and reseating the connectors from the power supply that are going to the motherboard. If this doesn't work then take out the memory from its slots and turn on the computer to see if it at least beeps without the memory in.

If it does then put the memory back in and turn on the computer then and see if the light is green, if you still only get a yellow light then your power supply is bad and would need to be replaced.

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If the power light is blinking amber - The computer is receiving electrical power, but an internal power problem might exist.
Ensure that the voltage selection switch is set to match the AC power at your location (where power cord goes into unit).
Also try simply unplugging the unit from the wall outlet for a minute then plug it back in and boot it up.

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