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I cannot detect any problem with the computer other than the power lights continues to blink amber and white. Help.

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If the power light is blinking Amber or Yellow, your power supply is no good. You can purchase a new power supply either online at places like http://www.tigerdirect.com or you can take your whole computer into a store like bestbuy and ask them to show you power supplies that will work with your computer.

If you are unsure on how to replace your power supply, I would suggest taking it to someone that will install it properly.

There are also a lot of videos out there like this one:

http://video.about.com/pcsupport/powersupply.htm

That show you how to do it yourself. Just make sure all the power connections are connected or you might have devices that dont' work properly.

Have a great day.

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