Someone at work has an e-Machines computer that suddenly conked out as she was playing solitaire (I know, the processing power required for solitaire could have fried the CPU ). I took a look at it and there is a "sizzling" noise coming from the power supply. So I figured that the power supply bit the dust and got a new one and put it in. The only thing the computer does is to light up the power LED on the front of the case. I've cleared the CMOS (by removing the battery and using the jumper), I held the power button down for a long time, I've checked all of the capacitors to see if any had bulged due to a power spike, and I've removed all PCI cards and still nothing. The only sign of activity coming from the computer is the green LED on the front of the case. None of the fans even start to turn when the power button is hit. My guess is that whatever took out the power supply also fried the motherboard, but I'm posting this to see if anyone else has another idea.