Dell Start up Problems

  Phil D 14:45 21 Apr 07

My 27 month old Dell Dimsension is out of warranty.
It will not boot up and I sought the advice of a local computer technician, who tells me that the motherboard need replacing, and that he can not get hold of Dell motherboards.
Any advice as to how I should proceed?
Also a bit worried about losing data. Is there any way of saving my hard disc if I find that I can not replace motherboard.
Thanks in advance for any help.

  Diodorus Siculus 14:56 21 Apr 07

Hopefully the hard drive is ok even if the motherboard is dead. You should be able to take the drive out and put into another machine as a slave drive and access your data from there.

  Phil D 19:00 23 Apr 07

Thanks for your help.
I came to the conclusion that it would be easier to build a new computer using the existing hard drive and any other usable components, and have asked my local computer shop to do this for me. I have to get a new box since the Dell unit is built to avoid this type of treatment. It will also allow me to add a more powerful power unit.
Thanks again
Phil D

  Diodorus Siculus 21:25 23 Apr 07

I think that you are correct; nothing much to be gained from trying to save the current machine. Salvage what you can and make the most of the new one.

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