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My computer turns on with all of the lights and fans running but my computer screen power light immediately turns yellow, indicating it's in some power save mode or that my computer is just broken. Can you help?

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This can be a problem with the video part of your computer, first thing to do here is to disconnect and reconnect your monitor from your computer tower and then restart the computer and check if its already working. But if still not working you can try first a different monitor because sometimes the problem here is the monitor and if still not working this is already a problem with your Video card and may need replacement.

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