lightening got it, despite the surge protector. man, i am totally bummed. it won't even power on - when i plug in the power cable, the only thing that happens is the LED glows at about half power....nothing. man. my laptop died 5 days ago, so in one swift kick the groin i have zero working computers at home! anyway, i've got a freind looking at it...hopefully it's just the power supply. if it's the motherboard, i at least hope my hard drives are ok. i'm fully backed up EXCEPT for 33 gigs of .mp3s. dayum.

so, i get a new desky and lappy...woohoo!
the wife will love this with a baby on the way and all...