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Power light solid amber when turned on

I have replaced the motherboard but I think they sent me one for dimension 1100. Will that work? I replaced the power supply. What else should I try? I am at a loss.

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  • Boo1165 May 13, 2008

    Forgot it willnot turn off by the power button and it comes on when plugged in.

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Hi Thanks for your question
I think you are right about power supply. This would be my diagnose. Be careful with your PC because faulty power supplies may fry your motherboard. I would recommend replacing it. This isn't expensive and it's pretty easy to get done. I hope this helps. Good Luck

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817822008&cm_re=atx_power_supply-_-17-822-008-_-Product

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One of two things:

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