Having problems with your Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop ?

My dell dimension c 521 has an amber light and fan running, and nothing else ?

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Try Cleaning the RAM Like this image,6a95110.jpg
but first turn off the computer. than install it again to the DIMM slot, and turn on the computer. boot-up should be successful. Otherwise, replace the RAM, Hope this helps.
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