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If the power supply in your computer is dead or producing faulty voltages, it is best to replace it as it is not recommended you open and work on the power supply. Look for a label on your power supply that gives a model number and wattage outputs. Search online for a similar model and replace the whole thing. Buying a new power supply is probably cheaper than taking your computer in to a store to have it diagnosed. There are probably four screws on the back of your computer that hold the power supply in place. Make sure to power off the computer and disconnect all the power cables going from the power supply to the motherboard and drives first.

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