I have a friend that bought my old eMachines T2542 (I know- the quickest way to end a friendship...) Anyway- last week it crapped out, and won't turn on. No fan, nothing. Acts like it isn't plugged in. They have 3 dogs and 2 cats, and when I opened up the case, it was packed with 1/2" of dander and fur on the bottom of the case. I think she static'd it out. Figured maybe it was just the power supply, so I went to the local mom & pop computer shop and bought the reccommended "APower" 400W power supply. Installed that, plugged everything in and it still does nothing. It is a switched power supply, so I would think (unless I'm wrong, which is entirely possible) that if it is switched on, but the computer is off the fan would work? Is something else fried? If it is the motherboard, no sense in saving the thing, since I've heard nightmares about trying to get the evilMachines to reinstall XP using a new motherboard. She could really stand to not spend the money right now, the $25.00 power supply was stretch enough for her... Any ideas? TIA!