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Does not have light on for power. Tried my work computer and a different power cord. It does not appear to be getting power. It looks like there might be a reset button (slot) on the back side. Any ideas, or is is time for a new one. It's probably five plus years old, and uased at home. Thanks, Hank

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At that age it's most likely a faulty power supply inside the case and the problem is, if it's not a good make power supply it may have taken the motherboard with it, this actually a very common problem and what I spend most of my working hours putting right.
You need to weigh up what is the most financialy viable way out, a new machine or repairs. If you decide to go with a new machine and you have any personal files saved on the harddrive of the old one they can be very easily recovered.

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