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T3600 amber light stays on when I try to boot

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A steady or Amber blinking power button indicates a low voltage problem. This can be caused by a defective power supply or a defective motherboard. Just to make sure that nothing else is causing the problem, remove any PCI cards like modem, video card, sound card, etc... Remove the memory modules and disconnect cables to CD/DVD drives. Look at the USB ports to see if any are damaged.

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SOURCE: computer wont power up. Light stay amber and fan come on

Remove the memory chips again and reseat them in thier slots. This typically happens when you dont get the ram all the way in it's slot. Computer wont boot.
Regards..

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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