There was a thunderstorm on Sunday. We heard/saw lightening hit across the street and a subsequent pop came from somewhere in the back of our house. Since my computer was plugged into a surge protecter as well as turned off I thought nothing of it. When I went to start it later, it was completely dead. No fans, no lights, nada. I moved it from socket to socket tried different cords, then called Dell tech support. After an obnoxious two hours, half of which was painstaking troubleshooting steps I had already taken... we open up my computer and reseat everything with no luck. There IS a good sign... I THINK!! A green light on my motherboard shines steadily when the computer is plugged in. I'm hoping that my harddrives/ram/all of my information isn't fried. Does the light from the motherboard give any clues to what the problem may actually be. What are the chances that my computer is basically done for?