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Over the last few months our PC is difficult to start up - we have to keep pressing the on button sometimes 20 or more times while the amber light is flashing then maybe it'll start - could it be a faulty button that can be replaced? About 9 months ago I did upgrade the RAM memory but it has been fine up till recently.

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If it is not the physical start button and the power supply is OK something you can look for yourself is a blown capacitor on the motherboard. They should have flat tops. The one pictured here is from a Dell 5150 Connolly E187242 motherboard that I am currently working on and you can see that the top is not flat but rounded. I am not an expert and it could be something else but I feel this is worth checking out.
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