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I have a Dell XPS 710 that will not boot up, the power light is solid orange. Have pulled all memory and peripheral cards, the light stays orange. There is also an orange LED near the main power that is lit up. I am almost positive that this is a Motherboard problem.

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If the light is near the psu plug on the motherboard then this is more likely a power supply issue. If your computer is still under warranty Dell should replace it for free. Hope this helps.

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