|Thank you all for your replies. Sandor--I will discuss the things you said with my computer tech. sounds good and this is probably what I will end up doing.|
Jam, perhaps my message was not clear, my computer tech. came to my house, spent an hour diagosing the problem and then ordered the mother board for me (the one when delivered was wrong, the warehouse having subsituted I subseqently found out) The tech. was back at my house when this was discovered, nice guy, at least he did not charge me for that visit. Your question about what happens when it was turned on. Absolutely Nothing. And, of course I was not going to put the motherboard in myself, I am 75 years old and luckly to be able to know how to use a computer but certainly not to fix one. Thanks for answering, though.
GX1 and Randy--I have been searching through Google with not much success, but will continue, also, I have looked on Ebay,
At this point, I have talked to 8 different people at Dell, the last one said that the board would be available in 2006, but he would put in an email to the customer Service to see if they would make one sooner,.,(ha ha) I am giving him 2 days before I call again.
I was extremly happy to learn that I could tranfer my stuff on the hard drive to a new computer even if the old one would not turn on. Thats probably will be what I will have to do. Many thanks again.