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Amber light on power button

There is no beeping sound when powered on. fan is working, cd and dvd drive is working but no display on monitor is showing. green llight on mother board is on. amber light is blinking when power button is pushed. no diagnostic light showing in back.

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  • cyn1245 Jul 27, 2008

    It doesn't work. I do notice that when the driver cable to the cd and dvd rom is plugged in the drivers don't work. When I take it off both drivers lit up. Is there something wrong my motherboard? I tried replacing the cable and still the same.

  • cyn1245 Jul 28, 2008

    still doesn't work.

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Check to see if there are any loose connections to the memory cards on the memory board. Make sure the data cable to the drives are connected properly. Is the fan in the power supply on?

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Jul 27, 2008

    It's either the power supply or the motherboard. You might want to check the power supply first.

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Jul 28, 2008

    The only option left is to replace the motherboard.

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