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Amber light flashing on my dell 5100, green light on motherboard

\015 I shut down my dell 5100 last week and since then the amber light has been flashing at the front, the green light on the motherboard is on but it just will not start. I am not technically minded at all, can you tell me how to check the fan on the CPU (as i have already read upon it on this site)\015\012\015\012thanks\015

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The green light just means it is plugged in and getting power.Try pulling the plug, the green light will go out. If you can remove the battery out of the motherboard, "it looks like a quarter", leaveit out for a couple minutes and out it in 'The same way it was" make sure you "look" at it before removing it, it has a little release thatenables it to lock in, or pop out. plug it in and give it a start. It may just be the settings got corrupted, that little battery saves the start settings, once it starts, we can go into the bios if any settings need changing, I'll keep an eye on this post, good luck
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