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My dell dimension e520 computer has gotten struck by lightning. It will not turn on. I did some pre test stuff such as I took a paper clip and connected the green wire to the black wire on the 24 wire plug and the fan does seem to turn on. I was told that the motherboard is gone. If you have another way to verify that it isnt gone let me know. Im looking for a place to purchase the motherboard? What kind? Can you give me specifics on the best way to replace the old one and insert the new one and get my computer up and running again?

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First open the cpu cabinet cover.Then you can see motherboard inside the cpu.Make sure smps power supply of cpu is fine it is square box on top side of cpu.Pull cmos cell from motherboard for 10 minutes then check. If smps is fine and still same issue then you need to change motherboard. Asus or Gigabyte motherboard are best for your computer. You can buy it from below link. Click here Click on above link buy any motherboard listed on above link it is very fast and compatible for your computer. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.

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  • hoseaketola Jul 21, 2010

    Is that the power supply your talking about the 24 wire? If so I have unplugged it and waiting ten minutes? Do you want me to jump the power with a paper clip again and see if it powers up?

  • ATX cable from smps has 24 pin .Reconnect it to motherboard there is cmos round cell on motherboard pull it for 10 minutes so all settings defaults.
    Also make sure motherboard is not ground with cabinet check it in outside of cpu.
    Then check.
    Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.

  • hoseaketola Jul 22, 2010

    I tried unplugging the cmos and waiting the ten minutes.. Nothing seems to turn on or light up. I have a yellow light on the motherboard but that the only sign of any power. Is it the main power box? Or is it both the motherboard and the power box. What kind of box do I need?

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