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Wont boot up

Has a solid amber light but wont boot up? What can we try?

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Check to see if the Hard drive cable is securley attached to the mother board, and is powered up. Also, try taking the Hard drive and seeing if it works in another computer. If it does not work, then it is a bad hard drive that is causing this problem. Else, it may be a bad mother board. I Had this problem before, with a Dell. Called Tech Support, set a guy out, 30 minutes later, Problem solved. Best of Luck Dude.

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Here's what the lights on the front indicate:

A. Wireless Security
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C. Wired-Computer Status
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