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Power button on dell dimension 8200 is solid amber computer will not boot up what is it?

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Hi this looks like the hdd is not powering up...take the cover of the tower and disconnect the hdd power and see if the motherboard fires up on its owen......unplug the power to the motherboard and wait 5 mins plug it back in see what happens.......on the motherboard were you plug in the hdd led cables and power cable and the led cables and fined the one that has the pwr on it plug it in on its owen see if that helps you

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