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Dell dimension 5150 blinking amber lights

\015 I am getting blinking amber lights on my dell dimension 5150. I replaced the power supply hoping that would be the problem. Even after replacing the powersupply, still getting the blinking amber lights. Nothing is displayed on the diagnostics lights(4) in the front either. There is no activity at all on the power supply.\015\012\015\012Appreciate your help.\015

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I have similar problem these days. After normal shutting down the PC, it can not be powered up again, the amber light blinks. A temp solution for my case is by doing these steps:
\015\0121. leave all monitor, network, keyboard and mouse etc. connected
\015\0122. disconnect the power, wait until green light and amber light dim.
\015\0123. pop up the CMOS battery, then put back in (better to check its remaining voltage, if not good, change a new one)
\015\0124. power amber light flash shorter and lighter
\015\0125. disconnect any USB connections like keyboard and mouse,
\015\0126. immediately connect keyboard and mouse back into USB ports
\015\0127. my pc powers up at this point, all green lights shining. Except it displays CMOS setup warnings, give me options to click either F1 or F2
\015\0128. I click F1, it goes into normal login XP
\015\012The only problem is I could not shutdown PC again, if I do, then I have to repeat 1-8. I have to use "Standby" instead, which I usually do.
Perhaps the problem is on a daughter card that sits just behind the power button. The daughter card has a part number on it "TOPSEARCH ts-m-8v01c". The card has a mic jack, a headphone jack, two USB ports, the power switch itself, and LEDs which light up the HDD icon and some numbers on the front of the PC. On the one I am fixing, the power button is flaky. I am considering replacing the board ($50 or more) and replacing the switch entirely.
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