I have a Dell Dimension E521 that won't turn on when the power button is pushed. There is an amber light that is on the AUX Power LED on the MOBO that is lit. I pulled the Power supply unit strip going to the MOBO and did a paperclip jumper on the green wire and ground and the PSU fan came on. Research tells me that the PSU is OK with this self diagnostic test. Plug everything back in and still nothing. Should I replace the PSU and hope that this was the problem? Money is a little tight right now with the economy,but need to get PC working for the kids and school starting in less than a month. Any advise would greatly appreciated at this point. thanks
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Welcome to the forums. NTMU.
I need you to strip the machine down to just the Processor and Motherboard.
Take out the RAM, PCI cards, Keyboard, mouse, USB peripherals, etc
Anything that isn't the Motherboard, Processor, or the PSU goes.
Once you are down to the …
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