Hi everyone. I got mom an emachine a couple of years ago. She does a lot of work for the township she lives in. The other week she said it was making a funny sound and a strange noise was coming from it. She couldn't get it to do anything after that. It won't boot, show desktop...nothing. She brought to some people that have questionable practices in the area, and they told her it was fried. She wasn't using it at the time, and it's never been connected to the internet. Are these machines that cheap? She has township information on it yet that needs to get taken out some how. Help please. It's a model # T1840 running Windows XP Home edition and a Pentuim celeron.