Hi all - my system is dead. I found the troubleshooting guides here on this site, which are fantastic. Through that, I discovered that my psu is not dead (it was non-responsive until I jumped 13 and 14) - it is a mid-level 450W xclio. Hold on, let me rewind the tape...here's what happened. On Sunday I was psynching my palm pilot. I plugged a usb cable into the front port of my case (I had changed cases recently and never used that port), plugged it into the palm pilot, turned on the palm pilot and poof, the system died instantly. The board is a gigabyte GA-K8NS pro. I've stripped out the system entirely and tried firing it up by jumping the switch leads, with most everything else removed...to no avail. I can't get any fans running other than the psu. Is it safe to assume that my board is fried? I thought so. If so, what are the chances that the cpu and/or ram is fried as well? And furthermore, how about the case? I'm leary of using it again if there's an issue, or at least using the front usb ports. I'm completely without computer now other than my work machine...any thoughts or help would be GREATLY appreciated!