OK guys n gals. Long story short... I had removed the power cord from my Emachine W3700 about a month ago to keep the kids off the internet without being supervised since some issues had come up... I decided they had used the G/F's laptop enough and decided to give them another chance.
I plugged the cord into the surge protected strip first then tried to plug into the back of the tower and Sparks! I thought WTF? I thought..well the strip is pretty old.. So,being the brain that I am I plug the cord into the tower first then directly into the wall. I'm sure we all know that sound and SMELL when you know you've really messed up now...hehe.
So...I have a few questions... First one is,Have I completely ruined this computer? The second is...after reading some on the net I see that Bestec is apparently not the most respected brand out there for power supplies. Will this power supply ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817104951
)replace this one http://www.justpowersupplies.com/bestec-AT...ower-supply.htm
)? And does theterm REV:D on the one I have mean that the replacement must say that too?.... Sorry. I'm pretty much a novice when it comes to this stuff.