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Push power button, no response at all even though the motherboard light shines when plug in power.

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Considering the the motherboard LED illuminates when you turn power on, the power supply is probably OK, however you cannot test it without a PC power supply tester. If the LED on your monitor does not change color from amber to green, you either have a defective power supply, motherboard or processor.

I'm sorry I cannot be of further help to you but this problem cannot be isolated without the proper test equipment. Accordingly, I highly reccommend that you consult and obtain the services a PC technician to determine the cause of this problem.
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