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I have a dell the light stays amber and wount boot up and my monitor says going in to sleep mod

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From the information provided my first idea would be that the power supply has failed on the machine. I would call dell and see if your computer is still under warranty. If it is under warranty then you may be able to get it repaired for free.

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Check your capacitors. on the motherboard if any are leaking - you need a new MoBo also have you tried, replacing the powersupply, memory, or removing any PCI cards?

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