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The electricity went off and when it came again the my dell optiplex 360 failed to startup. Since that time when I press the power button it turns yellow and failed to startup.

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Unplug the power cord for about 30 minutes, plug back in (obviously :-) then try it again. No guarantees but this fix has worked for a few of my clients.

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I suspect Motherboard Failed. Contact a qualified service person to assess it.

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