+ 0 Votes Is the Motherboard Fried? hostiliothumbo 6 years ago Hi, Your motherboard is dead. Change it. + 0 Votes Yes- The Motherboard is Fried mraftice 6 years ago The Motherboard is indeed fried. I replaced the powersupply and it did not fix the problem. It would not boot from a disk and since there was no resopnse at all I could not boot to safe mode or or allow me to enter Safe mode, ASR, or do a system restore. I did find a replacement motherboard for $199-327 since it was a Intel(Big Lake)board. I decided to pass and instead bought a refurbished Gateway with a 2.0 ghz Dual Core AMD 64 X2 processor. I made sure that it was compatible with my old machine and was able to use the RAM,CD-RW and 250GB hard Drive from the old machine. I bought an external case for it since it was a SATA drive and the new machine was IDE. Thus I know for a fact that the Memory, CD-ROMS, Hard Drive and Power Supply are good. That basically leaves the motherboard. I am ashamed to admit that it happened because I had the computer plugged into a UPS that acted up and in a apparently mindless moment I plugged the machine directly into the wall outlet. A storm came- lightning struck near the house and the motherboard went bye bye. Thanks, everyone for all of your help. + 0 Votes New Motherboard Northlite 6 years ago Recently I had to do a power box, motherboard and modem on a fried computer, the green lite on the motherboard just means it is getting power, I did one thing at a time like you did first starting with the power box, the motherboard I got had instructions on how to install and will tell if you need to do anything with the BOIS, mine I had to make sure certain jumpers were set right on the motherboard and if it didn't boot up I had to enter BOIS choose optimal settings and save, I did have to reinstall the operating system but it was botched from a previous try to install using the restore media that was defective so I am not sure if Windows will recognize the new motherboard or not. We opted this over buying a new computer because the parts came to around $100 on this low end computer. Hope this helps, Northlite + 0 Votes Motherboard is toast mjd420nova 6 years ago I have encountered this many times,it could have been prevented. The power supply should have stopped the surge from getting to the motherboard, but apparently it didn't. I stop these surges with a good surge suppressor on the power line, it can save lots of money and plenty of headaches.