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I have a hp pavillion slim line s3100n the problem is mijority of the times when i try to get it to boot up a yellow light will accur, one this particular day i tryed to boot it up again and the blue power light came on there was no kind of beeping sound. yet the keyboard and mouse didn't register to the computer, monitor had no images. Can u please help me.

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It is your HP pavillion got a problem, contact a technician... at this time...

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