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Lightening strike - Dell inspiron 531. Will not power up

\015 Hi . \015\012I have opened up the tower. Nothing burnt or black. The PSU has a green light on the outside which is flashing. The PC will not power up. \015\012What is favorite to be wrong?\015

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Not just 'lightning strike' but any 'dead' PC.

Unpower the unit and then take off the access side panel. While looking into the unit, put the power back on (plug it in, but DO NOT press the Power button yet). - LED's should light, but no fans should turn. Still looking at the fans - especially the CPU fan, press the Power button and if they twitch then your unit power supply has died.

If they spin for a few seconds then die, look at the capacitors by the memory - if they bulge and are 'wet' then the motherbioard has died - ask Dell for replacement! (This is common, but Dell will only recognise it at the point of walking into the court, then only if you sign a secrecy agreement/gagging order!).
You have to use a voltmeter to test the power supply unit. Or purchase a new power supply and install it
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