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Power Up Problems

Laptop won't power up anymore. All I get is a flashing AMBER led on front panel - 9 flashes.

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  • Anonymous May 17, 2008

    computer will not come on.

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2009

    I have the same problem but its a Dell Dimension 5510 Desktop, I think it's the motherboard,because when I take the battery out of the motherboard and disconnect power to the motherboard I can power it up again.

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