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Dell desktop 4700 problem

I have a dell dimension 4700 desktop and i have recently encountered a problem when i press the power button for it to boot up, the power light which usually is green turns immediately to orange resulting in the pc not booting up. I have been so frustrated with this poblem ,if any advice cane be give to correct it will be much appreciated.

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Flashing Amber power LED indicates a bad power supply.

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If the LED Is SOLID amber, it is likely either a component connected to the Motherboard or a bad motherboard

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