I've read all over here, and over the internet for problems like mine. Except, there aren't any. The ones I do see see are problems involving a flashing amber light. Hah, funny. I USED to have that problem, then the light stopped going altogether. I plug it into the wall, and nothing happens. No light. I opened it up. The little light in the motherboard was off. I looked everywhere, but the problems usually don't go this far! It's refurbished, but my PC's mother board dates all the way back to '03. I checked all the cappacitators: Flat and clean of any brown gunk. My fan has always been loud as hell, so I think that either the motherboard died on me, or the fan broke and took out the PC along with it! I know my power strip works. I have my modem plugged into it, and there's been no changes about what's been plugged into that for a year. It was working last night, then I try to turn it on, and the amber light flashes. I noticed that the ports had one of the safety things pulled out so that the metal teeth were showing, but it'd been like that for a while. I was told to make sure none of them were touching, with some were, so I used pliers and separated them nicely. Recently I plugged something into it (twice, out of habit) and it warned me on my monitor that it shorted out. The second time was the last time I had it on. Is that the problem, or what?