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Have a dell dimension 4600. I have a blinking

Have a dell dimension 4600. I have a blinking power light colored green but no power going to the computer. Fan doesn't work nothing opens or durns on what is wrong with my computer?

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The two biggest culprits would be:

the power supply and the motherboard.

I'd start with the power supply since it's cheap and easy to install.

Find a local computer shop that sells 'em.

Make sure they've got a 100% return policy.

Swap 'em, if it works problem solved.

If not it's probably the motherboard. You could always have a local tech check it out.

Make sure they provide FREE diagnostics. It shouldn't cost you anything to have ti looked at.

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