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Dell dimension 5100, power button has turned orange

\015 Hi, I have a dell dimension 5100 pc, It has worked fine until recently. One day when working on the computer a loud fan noise came on and the screen went blank, i turn the computer off, when i switched it back on again the power button instead of being green turned orange. I looked inside and the green light is on the mother board. I have also replaced the power lead and power supply unit inside the computer without success. When the computer hasn`t been used for a long time it occassional starts up ok but then the same thing happens again and the loud fan noise comes on.\015\012Can anyone help.\015\012cheers clare\015

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\015\012I had the same problem with my dimension 5100. It appeared to be one of my memory cards. When I removed it from the memory slot, it worked again. However, my fan is making an incredible noise. Does anyone now how to fix this?
If under warranty contact Dell? I had this same problem, a new motherboard and fan assembly fixed this problem. Bad capacitors on the motherbard.
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