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I got a dell inspiron 518. i cant get power to the system. the power module has a green light on but no light on the front. Tested the power and it checked out good. i ennded up replacing my motherboard and i still dont have any boot up power. theres a light on the motherboard that glows orange all the tme to. do you no what i can try next.

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