hello, I have read numerous posts about how crappy emachines are, and I totally agree. I have a 2 yr old T2742. My problem seems to be similar to the problems that others have had, but i have a question that I can't find an answer to in these posts. First of all, let me give you the lowdown: The computer was working fine, and I shut it down. A few hours later i went to power up, and it would not do anything--just made weird clicking noises and got a flashing yellow light. I took it to my friend who was able to determine that the power supply was burned out, and we replaced it--still not working. We had another co-worker look at it and, after replacing the video card, he said the motherboard was fried. I borrowed a laptop from work because I do a lot of work from home, and they didn't want me to be unable to work. Anyway, I decided to try to hook my Emachine monitor to the laptop, because it is bigger and clearer, however, when I went to connect the cable to the laptop, I touched the metal part on the monitor cable and it shocked me. I have done this many times before and never been shocked, so I thought it was strange. After asking around, I was told that maybe the ground wire to the plug I was using had come loose. Maybe that was why the power supply burned up originally? Both the power and the phone line were on a surge protector when it happened. My husband pulled the plug out and the ground wire looks to be intact. My question is: Could there be a short in the monitor? Any other suggestions as to what it could be? I know I need to purchase a new computer, but would rather not buy a new monitor if I don't have to. I just don't want to hook a new computer up to the old one and have the same thing happen again. Thanks.