My DOD (Dear Old Dad) has an eMachines desktop, model W1640, that won't\npower up. According to EMachines support, it has an FIC AM37L Socket A\nmotherboard.\n\nIt worked a few weeks ago, but yesterday it wouldn't start up. I am\npretty good with computers, so I don't think it is something stupid.\nWe had a lightening storm over the weekend, so my first theory is that\nit got zapped.\n\nTech support thought that would fry the power supply, which makes sense\nsince the computer was "off" but plugged in during the storm. I assume\nthis means there isn't a good electrical path to the mobo at that time,\nbut I am just guessing.\n\nProbably the simplest thing to do is to buy a power supply unit from a\nlocal store with a good return policy, try it out, and if it still\ndoesn't power up, I can return the PSU. We will also get a surge\nsuppressor while we are there.