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I have a Dell 530S Desktop. When I power up, the light goes to yellow and nothing else happens. I opened it up and blow out all the dust. The main fan tries to go for a split second upon power up but then nothing. Any advice would be greatly appreciated

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Thats not the reason for the problem
the cause could be the drive crash

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