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Blinking orange light- will not power up

I have always had a problem w/ AMD running hot. I kept it clean but it will not come on now. (tower power light blinks orange and I hear a very loud beep every other second until I turn it back off)

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Re: Blinking orange light- will not power up

Ok i have had this and still have . unplug from the wall . unplug p1 and p2 on your motherboard ( there the 2 main harneses from your psu ) now plug back into the wall then plug p1 and p2 back in . works for me every time

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Re: Blinking orange light- will not power up

It could be a memory error (the beep you hear tells you what is the error code, 1 beep is usually a memory error. Go to to learn more about computer P.O.S.T. and error beeps.

Also the fact that you kept you <processor??> clean. Does this mean you didn't put thermal paste on it? If so you definitely need to put some on there to help with heat exchange with the heatsink.


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