please everyone in posting here always have the poster say clearly, the os, the type and the age, it could well be a laptop, in warrenty that doesn't allow opening it, etc.,;
With luck it is just the power that is gone, that means that your data on the harddrive is still there and recoverable, trouble is that if lightning has got the comp(via either the telephone plug or electirc plug) chances are it has fried fried the comp however, if it is not that and the comp is still under warenty don't even open it, take it back. but if it is passed warrenty, then if you want to test you powersupply with a paperclip, in order to rule it out as a possible cause of the problem, disconnect all the leads, the one to the wall too, bend a paperclip into a U shape, look at the lead that goes from the power supply to the motherboard (ATX PSU's 20-pin motherboard connector), see the green wire line in hole and the black wire line in hole, put the paperclip ends in those holes(green and black) replug mains to the wall, switch on computer
the idea in more detail thenhttp://www.techarp.c...rtno=268&pgno=0
Edited by fleamailman, 12 October 2006 - 06:48 PM.