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My Dimension 4500 won't start. I see fan in back working and it beeps a few times. Diagnostic lights are all yellow except the C which is green. Only one green. Please help me.. Thanks, Joe

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Unfortantly the diag lights show that the issue is with the CPU. If you have moved your computer resently you may try to reseat the CPU in the socket. However most likely you will need to replace it.

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This chart is where I got my conclusion.

Power Light

Problem Description

Suggested Resolution
Solid green
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