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My Dell Inspiron 537s stopped working and won't turn on. There is a green light in the back when I plug it in, but the power button in the front does nothing. I am assuming it is the power supply, but need to figure out how to be sure before I find and install a replacement.

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The only way to determine if the power supply is no good without replacing it is to get a Volt Meter and test the Output on the current Power Supply. If you are getting the correct Output Voltage (correct Output Voltage may vary from computer to computer) then it is not the power supply, but if you are getting a 0V then your power supply might be damaged or blown a fuse, or just simply dead.

You can try to see if you can buy a power supply with a return policy just to see if that fixes the issue.

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