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I keep getting a flashing orange light on my power button. Sometimes I am able to turn on the computer, but it will turn off shortly after reaching the desktop screen. The problem just occurred today, it just randomly shut off. After asking a friend he said it could be a bad power supply, I'm hoping that is the case and it's an easy fix.

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Test your PSU or replace it
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA and
the leads from your motherboard to your hard drive make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
good luck

Posted on Aug 27, 2010

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