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Hi when i turned on my dell 4500 pc the lights turn amber instead of green what could be the problem and what do u suggest i do

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Could be a number of things inside the comPuter. I suggest opening it up and checking all the cables, Cards and RAM are seated properly. In my diagnostics it could be the motherboard on the way out.

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