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Yellow light on power button keeps blinking but doesn't boot.

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Yellow light means that your pc is on hibernate mode. try resetting the CMOS batt. to clear out the setting

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No beeps are heard, no CPU fan is turning on, only blinking yellow light. This brand usually experiences this problem.

  1. First, check the power supply. Disconnect connectors from the board and make a jumper wire for the green wire to any black wire. If the PS fan does not spin then it's busted, else proceed below.
  2. Reconnect connectors except the one with 4 wires, 2 yellow and 2 black, then switch on. If CPU fan turns on then you have a bad processor.
  3. If the fan is still not turning on then check the USB port pins for short circuit.. disconnect it from the board and switch on.
  4. Do the same with other hardware connected to the board.
PS: The metallic casing of computers must be connected to the common ground of the power utility to protect it from stray currents that result to damage of sensitive components such as processors, memory and hard disks.

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