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No power My inspiron 3800 is about 6 years old.  Recently I left it unplugged for serveral weeks.  When I returned to start it, i plugged it into AC outlet.  The green light on the adapter is on but there is no power going to the computer.  Any ideas?

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This might work. Unplug the power cord connected to the back of the PC. Press & hold the start button on the PC case for ten seconds. Reconnect the power cord & try starting the PC. Still no power. Connect the power cord from the PC directly to a wall jack. (No power strips). Still no power? Possible the power supply went bad.

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