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Hello My pc will not power up, the on button at

Hello My pc will not power up, the on button at the front of the tower is flashing amber/yellow. When I looked into the back of the tower there is a red flashing light. Any idea's? the fan doesn't come on and nothing displays at all on the monitor. I think I have the correct PC below from the picture but I am not at the PC at the moment I am at work. Thanks in advance

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You will need to replace the power supply which you can buy from a local computer repair shop or Dell, just make sure it is the correct model for your PC.
The cost should be around $35 for the part and it is not too hard to install, just make sure you connect the connectors correctly.
I hope this helps.
Good luck and have a pleasent day.

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  2. If the switch is set right and you are using a power strip/battery backup, by pass it and plug directly to the wall.
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1. Disconnect the power cable from the back of the system tower. Press the power button on the tower 30 seconds.
2. Reconnect the power cable to the back of the system tower and power it back on.

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