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Power up problem

Power button and battery indicator quickly flash orange when ac power is plugged in.

will not power up. If it does, it will suddenly power off, and go back to rapid blinking.

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  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels May 11, 2010

    battery indicator? on a desktop? hmmm..sounds like power supply and motherboard issues to me..

    could try to re seat the memory, but not hopeful on that one.

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Have you try to update or change your memory? try to change a new one.

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Jamie Madriz Aug 8, 2008 01:58:15 GMT N/A: Question Author
Matt, i did what u said, and i'm happy because my wireless switch is WORKING! :) Hopefully it stays this way.

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