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5100 problem Yesterday I encountered the same problem you had in January. Computer simply won't start, no apparent reason. Did you ever find a solution? Thanks.

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Hi

To help you troubleshoot a problem, your computer has four diagnostic lights labeled "1," "2," "3," and "4" on the front panel. When the computer starts normally, the lights flash. After the computer starts, all four lights display solid green. If the computer malfunctions, the color and sequence of the lights identify the problem.

Reply with the Power Button light and the Diagnostic lights color and sequence for further assistance.

Advanced Troubleshooting and Owner's Manual

Mike

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