Wednesday, March 07, 2007
After a certain amount of running around, I was told that the problem was the motherboard and that I would have to go back to Dell to get it replaced. The cost (parts and labour) to replace was close to half the cost of a new pc with higher specs (not needed but potentially useful for the future), Vista (not needed) and a three year warranty (needed). After finding a taker for the old computer I decided to buy the new one. Not the most economical in terms of immediate cash outlay but hopefully the right decision in terms of trouble free computing.