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Does not power up

When i pressed the power button, an amber light starts to flash and the computer does not turn on. we recently had a power outage three days ago. i tried turning off the power strip and also turning on the monitor and it keeps flashing amber.

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Is the amber light flashing on the monitor?

If so, you should get your power supply checked.

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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