Most goodt noose to hear!June 24 2012 at 5:16 AM
Vince (Login MoxiFox)
Response to Well I did it Vince
Yes, you will likely be happier all around with a reliable power supply at last. I figure the storm probably wrecked the main output capacitor -(only about as big around as an AA cell and 3/4 the length).
If you check ALL of your capacitor tops and find ANY of them with bulges ... those caps are getting hot because of leakage. On a motherboard ... bulging caps are NOT a good sign.
I've actually salvaged power supplies by replacing capacitors. This is fairly easy to do because the board is only a single layer. On the mother board though, it's pretty hard to do because there are many board layers and the solder has to bridge the layer eyes all the way through -which takes a LOT of heat.
I hope your problems are all solved now.