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XPS 400 amber blinking light, won't boot up

November 24, 2012 2:34:05 PM

Ok, the other night I shut my computer off to install a new SSD. I installed the SSD in the empty tray and closed everything back up, but when I tried to start the computer I get a amber blinking light and the CPU won't boot up. I don't recall any beeping at all, but I don't recall if it ever beeps. I've had the amber blinking light 2 or 3 times before in the past when I've powered off or had a power outage, but it usually boots up after I've cycled the power on and off a few times.

Sometimes the display shows code 2 and sometimes 2 and 4. I've tried removing every connection and hooking them all back up 1 at a time. Nothing. Then I took a multimeter and found that the voltage from my PSU is completely off. Instead of the 12v, 5v and 3.3v I am showing 14.2v, 6.2v and 4.3v.

With that said, is it pretty much a sure thing that its my PSU causing me issues?
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