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Computer wont power on

After power went out in my home, my computer would not turn back on. My computer is connected to a surge protector. I figured i may have blown the computer's power supply. There was a flashing yellow light on the power supply, not sure what this means. I replaced the power supply, but still won't power up. I also have noticed a tiny green light on the motherboard next to where the 24 pin power connetion is plugged in to. Could something be wrong with my power botton on the front of the computer, or is this something more serious like a fried motherboard or proccessor?

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You should get the systemboard replaced and regarding the power button its a less expensive but replacing the systemboard needs to be replaced as two power supply cannot be bad.

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