An electrical storm may have fried my ethernet port. The repair is to replace the whole logic board. Kind of crazy to do that considering the expense of the repair and the age of the computer. A computer without the internet is kind of useless except for typing. I may be able to connect via Airport, but I'd have to buy the old Airport card and an Airport too. I hate how these things happen at inopportune times. I know the current iMac is a great machine, and a huge upgrade over my current setup. But I was kind of holding out for the upcoming iMac revision. Now I may be forced to buy and then suffer when the latest and greatest is announced. Anybody else ever been in this situation? Maybe I can hold out longer with the office computer.