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Dell XPS 200 Computer shuts off leaving blinking amber light

\015 I have a Dell XPS 200 desktop unit that suddenly shuts off without warning. A blinking amber light (power button) appears. I have to hold it in for several seconds before it goes off. Then I can restart my computer (which now is steady green). It has always done this but has gotten much worse as of late. It's as if it has a power problem, overheats, etc., but I'm not sure that is the problem.\015

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3 most common solutions to your problem are:
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  1. Bad power supply; once it heats up will quit without warning
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  3. Bad heatsink/fan; processor heats up and will lock up your Pc
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  5. Bad motherboard
Try opening the machine and give the inside a thorough cleaning, paying special attention to the heatsink and fan. Once clean and you've ensured the fan is operating, put it back together and see if your problem is fixed. If not, a new power supply will likely fix your problem. Best of luck.
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