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When I push the power button the blue lights come on for about 1-2 seconds and turns off. Totally black screen no power.

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If you are familiar with the peripheral devices on the motherboard, I would unplug every one but the power supply. If the fans still runs on the power supply, it is probably good. Turn the machine off (By holding the power button for about 3 seconds) plug everything back in and remove the memory cards.
Take a q-tip and clean the part of the memory card that plugs in to the slot on the mother board with a small amount of rubbing alcohol and reseat them.
This is a good video on installing memory cards http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWqiv8ag0s4

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Sounds like you just need a new power supply. I had the same thing happen when mine died on me. NewEgg.com has them at a good price if you want to wait for shipping. Not sure if Staples or places like that carry power supplies. Make sure it's the same voltage or lower as the one you have in there now.

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