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I have replaced (6) or more dell 4600 motherboards on my computer.I am trying to find a place to refurbish the ones that I have.All were hit by lighting and I'm sure all have same problem.any help.

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I would be willing to test them out for ya but if they got hit by lighting there scrap at this point.
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