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Dell 4600 During a thunderstorm Lightning took out my DSL box.My pc won`t power on.I have a green light on the board working,and both fans,and the hd act light is on.Do you think that my board is shot?If not what else?

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We need to know exactly what the problem is. check on the back of the computer. right above the ports where you plugin a PS/2 mouse there are 4 led lights there. if the last combination it will give are all green then this is a video problem. the lights on the back are actually diagnostic led lights. it would help us a lot to figure out whats wrong with the computer using the combination of those lights. however, if the capslock key doesnt respond at all when pressed that it could be the mobo.

please let me know if you have any other questions

Posted on Nov 14, 2007


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