Anyway, one of the Vostro's is stuck on the Dell Splash screen. It will not get past that window. I have done all the trouble shooting I can as well as discussed it with Dell, paying the $69.00 fee etc. We determined, which I thought it was in the first place, the mother board.
My question is can any one recommend a good replacement board. Dell wants $156 for a "refurbished" board with a 90 day warranty. I asked the tech this question as well, and would like someone to confirm it, If I switch out a mother board, will I lose my windows 7 activation?
I am exploring several $50- $90 boards at Frys or Newegg. Here are the specs on the machine.
Its an Intel Q-8400 with 4-gig ddr-3...small form factor or mini is the correct term motherboard. Have to pull the trigger today on one. Have a nice weekend.
Any input would be awesome.Thanks in advance.