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GT5014 won't boot

I have power going to the computer the light (green) below the inlet is lit. The power button on the front and the operation light blink quickly when I hold the power button in. But nothing happens. Nothing

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Generally this means there is a problem with the power suppy as it is not giving a correct voltage to the motherboard to start the computer. check your fans on the power supply, make sure they start when you try to start the computer . A power suppy may be purchased and installed fairly easy. and you should spend no more than 50 dollars on the parts.

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http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dime521/en/SM_EN/specs.htm

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http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dime521/en/SM_EN/adtshoot.htm#wp1056411

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