The Staples easy tech did diagnostic test modem not working and he said it would not be worth fixing as the mother board is out and he cannot get the programs to load.. I wanted to know what it would cost to fix it piece by piece as it may need new processor as well
Depends on how you want to do it. Low end it could be as low as $140 for a bare bones kit for MB, CPU, and Mem and case. Hard drives are as low as $40, and Cd drives are as low as $15. Top end you could spend thousands. It also depends on what you want to do with it. A basic Office Pc is rather inexpensive, While a descent gaming (or graphics) Pc could cost you about $400 - $600. It also depends on what you can use out of your old pc. There are many variables. Go to tigerdirect.com and see what they have.
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It may be fatal and if you have homeowner/renter insurance check that out.
If it took a direct hit the set would have been in a thousand pieces so someone who knows sets needs to look inside just to see if toasted or not--this kind of damage in the newer sets can cause so much damage the set may no be worth fixing.
Hey Tina and thanks for using fixya, there can be 2 possibilities. 1 your power supply may have blown during the power serge, if that is so then your problems are minimal, switching out a power supply is cheap and easy, you can pick up a standart power supply that supports both ATA and SATA motherboards and just takes 4 or 5 screws to replace. 2. *********** board may have suffered damage from the serge, in most cases this happens with a lightning strike. I would take your machine to a reputable computer shot and have it tested should not cost more that 10 or 20 bucks for the tech to test your board this will take the guess work out of the diagnosis. if the mother board test good replace the power supply here is a generic link that shows you how to do it. hope this helps and let me know how it went. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJvYGtbwmh8
From your description the HP printer is damaged beyond repair, when a lightning strike occurs it also went through the power supply affecting the main board and destroying ic's and other parts. It is more than likely the interface cord from the computer to the printer also took a jolt hitting the printer from both sides finishing off any chance of recovery, you would be further ahead replacing the item.
Do this by going to control panel / phone and modem options / click the modem tab and if there is more than one modem select the one you wish to test. Click properties then when the new window opens click diagnostic. then query modem after a few moments it should show the low level modem information in the box.
Any problems with diagnostics mean there is an issue.
Also check in your hardware list to make sure there is no hardware with exclamation marks. If so fix those first
It may be as simple as going to the dell support page and downloading a new driver from there. if its lists ok and its not a driver then check that it is properly seated in the slot. if its still not working there may be an issue with the modem itself
HI, this was an unfortunate surge that has fried the power board Assembly in this unit. it has also fried the main control. this may be a total loss unless, you are considering replacing the entire mother board and power assembly as well.
Replacing the main control board and power board will restore proper function.
Hello bkindle.....not a boat anchor YET!!!! Had similar problem with WS-55513 and it turned out to be a faulty DM board. There are 4 capacitors on the board that may have blown. If yo can solder, it is a pretty easy repair. I purchased a PDF manual for mine online to get familiar with the model.
Otherwise, you can expect to pay between 275.00 for a repaired board OR between 350.00 and 450.00 for a replacement board from Sears or Mitsubishi.
Hope this helps. I know it is frustrating but be patient.