Is my motherboard fried?

By pattyb
Oct 30, 2008
  1. ok, so my friend's house was hit by lighting and the computer wouldn't turn back on. so he bought a new one and gave me the broken one. i dont know if its the power supply or the motherboard or what, but i opened it up and when i plug it in a LED on the motherboard lights up (if thats any help). and there is a very quiet hum inside the power supply.
    so if you guys could please tell me what i should do to fix it that would be great, and im not to good with computers. thank you
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    I would say Power Supply as No.1 replace option
  3. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,277

    The only way to know for sure is to swap hardware. Try the MoBo with another PSU and vice-versa.

    -- Andy
  4. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TS Maniac Posts: 373

    Id say PSU

    As everyone else has said, probably your PSU but that does not mean that the PSU didnt take out other componants when it blew.

    Best bet would be to go to computer store with a good return policy and get a new PSU to try on the system. Worse comes to worse you can return it.
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