I read the note about the plug error but gotta ask.
As a newbie I would like to say Hi to all forum members.
I have an old Dell Optiplex GX1 P3 system which I use in my garage repair business. Yesterday I moved the box to a new location and my son trying to be helpful reconnected the cables BUT accidently plugged the exterior powered hard drive ( 12v) into the mouse connector on the motherboard.Now the system freezes halfway through the bios checking. I know that the system is old but it is a solid bit of kit and serves my purpose. Do I now have to bite the bullet and buy a new computer or is there a way to overcome the problem. I had thought about telephoning Dell to see if they keep stocks of old motherboards.
Any help would be gratefully received.