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Dell 3100 no coming on

I have a dell 3100 it's not coming on when you push the power button it turns orange not green and nothing happens could you please tell me if this is serious i was told it could be the motherboard

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    This problem is almost certainly a faulty Power Supply and or a motherboard failure,fiddling with keys will not resolve it

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Have you checked the SMPS power supply and memory modules?

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Did you checked whether the CPU / tower is turned on.. press some keys on your keyboard to make it active.

This might looks funny but it works all the time :)

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