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Start button flashes orange and will not turn on pc then will suddenly start up. Whats happening here?

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The orange light on the power button normally indicates power supply failure.

If the system does turn on after a few seconds, this may indicate damage to the power supply and it may need to be replaced.

If you feel confident you can open the side of your PC and see if any of the capacitors are broken and leaking. "Bad caps" on the motherboard can be another cause of slow power ups.

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