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Start button on computer flashes yellow & computer does not start. Happens on & off. When using computer all power can click off & power button goes from green to flashing yellow..

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I would suspect (almost always) a bad power supply. You should be easily able to find a new one for under $25, just make sure that it has the same types of connectors as your original (extra connectors are OK). If it's not the power supply, the motherboard (main circuit board) is almost certainly shot.

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