Computer: DELL Dimension 2400.
OK, so my brother woke up to a loud crack from lightning outside and inside his room. That apparently was 2 things. The wireless DSL box from his ISP (AT&T) and his computer. Right now his computer will not turn on. I currently have swapped the power source out with another that I know works. The light on the motherboard comes on, but pressing the power button on the front does nothing. I was thinking it might be the button itself. BUT I know it's not that simple. The DSL box was fried, then the lightning must have smashed through it & hit the Ethernet plug which is soldered to the motherboard. SO, if my hunch it right, the motherboard is gone... should I waste any more time troubleshooting or should I just pull the info off the hard drive & move on?
Thanks for the replies!