All I heard was a pop, the power surge protector that I just bought switched off and then I smelled something burning: it was my Mac! a G4. Is it dead? Did I kill my computer? Is this something that can be repaired? I was actually fearful of something like this happening; that's why I bought the surge protector and it might have been the worst thing I could have done. I just moved to Lisbon, Portugal from the States and was told by people in my building to protect my electronics. Is there any hope? Can something like this be fixed or is my computer just junk now. If it is in fact dead, can any of the information on the memory be retrieved? I'm almost in tears. Voltage here is 220v. My computer is a Power Mac G4 tower. Things with the power went wrong, but I'm not sure exactly what. The Ironic part is that I went out and bought a power surge protector, and by actually plugging my computer into it caused the electrical pop and subsequently "fried" my computer. Any tips, signs of hope, recovering my files if my computer cannot be fixed? Also, does anyone knowof a Mac repair in Lisbon?