I've had an Emachines c2280 for 5 years and now it's not booting up. I'd like to either rebuild it, or else build a new one, maybe from a shuttle barebones. My preference is to rebuild the Emachines, as the case is nicer than any others that I've seen. May 6th the computer kept starting and restarting but wouldn't boot all the way up. Finally it started. Then for the next couple of weeks it would intermitently beep twice and reboot. Often it would only start part way and reboot again. At least once it clicked off while I was in the Bios. However, I still used it most of the time for 2 weeks. Then as of two days ago the fans would only go a few seconds before the computer would shut down. Then 2 days ago it stopped working at all. The problem started after I used magicjack in the USB port for the phone, which loaded a UTSCSI file. I've heard the magicjack cdloader.exe file causes problems with windows, and XP SP2 causes problems with the USB file usbport.sys. I deleted the suspect files but the rebooting continued. optical drives and printer have not worked since May 6th computer - dust blown out and is clean 2x 512 memory - switched 1 by 1 and no change motherboard - looks clean, no discoloration or smell capacitors - have normal appearance, not swollen power switch - tested good bestec 250w power supply - tested good western digital 80gb harddrive - only has 12gb's on it cmos battery - is good, removed for 5 minutes and no change Is a dead motherboard most likely the issue? What else might it be? I have been looking at doing a Shuttle build, but would prefer to rebuild the Emachines as I like the case. My wish list for the Shuttle: https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersio...47&WishListTitle=shuttle31+for+linux+2hd+$460 Is it feasible to do a similar build in the Emachines case?