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Dell motherboard 0WF887 keep getting graphic failure on lights

Dell dimensions 1100 received lightning damage from phone line. I have replaced everything in this PC. I have replaced the motherboard three times with used motherboards that have been tested and checked OK. The diagnostic lights on all three indicate graphic failure which is part of the motherboard. I have used the same processor on all three. The monitor has no video because of the graphic failure. What am I overlooking here? Richard

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  • mobufalow Dec 19, 2008

    Yes, I replaced the graphic card three times, as I reported it is part of the motherboard.

  • mobufalow Dec 19, 2008

    My first report I stated I replaced everything.power supply,memory board,processor,cables,harddrive,modem,motherboard three times because the ABCD lights tell me the graphic board is bad and it's part of the motherboard.

  • mobufalow Dec 19, 2008

    The video card is part of the motherboard.I have used the original processor and a replacement processor. I get the same results.

  • mobufalow Dec 19, 2008

    I replaced the power supply with a new one and used the original. Same results.

  • mobufalow Dec 19, 2008

    I replaced memory and power supply.

  • mobufalow Dec 19, 2008

    I added a PCI graphic card from Best buy. It did not work.

  • mobufalow Dec 19, 2008

    This dell motherboard limited to the kind of graphic board you can use. The one I used from Bestbuy was it.

  • mobufalow Dec 19, 2008

    ABCD lights are on the motherboards. The monitor I used on it is the one I'm useing now.

  • mobufalow Dec 20, 2008

    I did replace the hard drive.I have stated this twice before.

  • mobufalow Dec 20, 2008

    There is no beep on start up and Ican't tell on video, because thats my problem. The monitor is working because it works on another PC.

  • mobufalow Dec 20, 2008

    The graphic card is part of the motherboard which I have replaced three times. I also added a new PCI graphic card and that didn't work. The processor has also been changed.

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Hi Richard, You are overlooking The monitor, the processor and SMPS. Please understand the computer circuitry is uses very low voltages and everything which was connected to at the time of lightning has high possibility of being damaged, even the cables which connect different components(internal and external).
My recommendation is you better go for a new shopping for altogether a whole PC and scrap the old one. One more thing, just check your household insurance, it may have a relevant clause ,which may help you to get a reimbursement. Good Luck.
Please rate me if you are satisfied with my answer,in case, if you want any clarification please get back to me.

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Check that all the screws on the motherboard are well in place, they ground the board. Look for any possible short to the chassis. Unplug all chassis connectors to motehrboard and test a different switch.
(a tech can use a screwdriver to to jump the contacts and start a MB, but there is risk to damage your MB if you do it wrong).

If you have not replaced or tested different RAM yet, remember that many onboard graphic chipset use shared RAM .

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Is there any error message or Beep on booting pls tell me..

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Sounds like you created a whole new computer after replacing all those parts. Maybe hard drive is damaged as well that's why you don't get anything in the screen

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

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Almost everything has been replaced except for the tower case, is that where you see the ABCD lights ?

monitor still ok if connected to another source/computer ?

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

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    monk3ybidzness Dec 19, 2008

    try powering the board outside the case (just hook up the power supply, switch and monitor)


  • monk3ybidzness
    monk3ybidzness Dec 20, 2008

    we need to eliminate the case/tower.

    board + power supply + monitor + quick short the pin for power switch


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In this case try to use a seperate graphic card with EXpress/AGP/PCI Video Graphics til u get a result also check the ram modules thats might be a problem with the RAM Frequency with Mother Board

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

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    Jalal Sordo Dec 19, 2008

    this is a hyper strange problem how come u r replacing the motherboard three times with no result???



    also check all the hardware that u r putting in the board before plugging it tell me what is the hardware is connected to the motherboard now??

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    Jalal Sordo Dec 19, 2008

    still one thing to change the Processor. try to get same refrence of processor that compatible with the motherboards i mean the same one and restore all ur old compenents also ur first motherboard.



    cuz the processor have taken a high voltage shock.

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Your going to have to replace memory and power supply too!

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Are you SURE the power supply is good? I have seen power supplies that will power the motherboard enough to light the LED's and turn on fans, but not actually POWER the board... try substituting the power supply if you havent already.

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Since the same processor is used for all and all have the same problem, I would say that you should try another processor. You should also check using different video cards.

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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Have you replaced the power supply?
How about the memory?

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Have you changed the graphic card?

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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  • Thomas Dec 19, 2008

    i would try installing a seperate graphic card and see if that works.

  • Thomas Dec 19, 2008

    welcome-



    i next thing tath i could sugest is using a different processinf chip. with the computer being hit by lighting it might have done some damage to the processing chip.



    thanks



    Tom

  • Thomas Dec 20, 2008

    i think that your motherboard is shot. sorr for the bad news.

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