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Was playing a game when the system shutdown and won't restart, had a yellow light on it. have it unplugged completely now for rest. any ideas what is going on?

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It's the YLOD Problem.

Very common. Usually related to the GPU on the motherboard but can occasionally be caused by other hardware problems.

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I'm working on revamping the entire page this weekend. Take a look on Sunday and I'll have a clear and easy guide to follow on how to fix the problem.

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