I'm new to this forum but came here because I have a question that could use an answer.
About two years ago I was running a Dell XPS 210 system when my house was hit by lightning, specifically at the meter on the side of the house. The result was 4 blown circuit breakers, 3 dead tvs, several dead lamps, two broken automatic garage doors, and a few other big ticket items. Included was the 210 system. After the incident it wouldn't boot up or pretend to power on for even a moment, no response, nothing. I removed my hard drive and have been accessing it through an external reader on another system for some time and all my data is there.
My question is: Just as opinion, would you think it is just the power supply that is busted or perhaps the motherboard and maybe some other hardware? Nothing is blackened, looks like it was exposed to high voltage or temperatures; it all looks good.
I'm looking to order a new power supply this week and am hoping I don't need any other hardware, but I'm not entirely sure.
Thanks for any suggestions or advice!