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A60 PROBS hey, it hadn't been doing nothing. when it used to work it would run fine, but now it makes no noises or nothing when i turn it on, simply the blue light flickers on, and off for a second, and nothing comes on. Like i said before, It had taken me a few tries to turn it on before 3 days ago, and it would finally boot up, but now nothing happens.

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I would open it up and check all connections and just push them in. Also check your power supply input connection to make sure they aren't cracked on the board.

To open it up, you just have to remove the screws on the bottom and then the panels should pull apart. You may need to run a fingernail or flat-headed screwdriver around the panel to get it off.

Let me know if you have any further questions with doing this, and you can respond in your original question thread.

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