hi guys, never posted a thread before nor do i know much about computers so please forgive me. a while back we had a power surge and ever since my emachine w3050 dosnt even boot. all i get on the monitor is power save mode. if i unplug the cable from the tower it says check signal cable or something similar. something i find odd though is when i plug the cable back in even with power off it goes right back into power save mode. the tower turns on and both fans run so psu should be fine. i also tested all voltages at mobo plug and eveything was good. i dont see a led on mobo to tell me if that could be problem or not. im leaning toward video card and i believe in this model its integrated into the mobo. so i guess my ? is does this sound logical? should i look into a new vid card? not sure on alot of my systems specs but its a amd sempron 3000 processor, 80 gig hard drive, nvidia geforce4 mx video, and 512 mb ram all basic components that came stock. oh and 2 dvd rom drives. hope i gave enough info ill check back 2 see if u need more info and ill try to find out 4 u. also o.s. is win xp but the computer dosnt even get that far. thanks guys i gotta get some sleep.