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this happens both with the battery in not using the power adapter or with the battery out using the power adapter:
blue light indicating it's plugged in comes on. So I hit the power button. Both the plugged in light and the power light flicker and then turn off. The computer will not turn on.
I think the issue is the MOBO but want to be sure.
Does anyone know know if this the motherboard or the CPU? the CPU cost ~245 and MOBO cost ~320 so want to be sure right parts is ordered.