anyway, i went out and bought a new 300w power suply. i got it home and went to install it. due to the fact that they only sell power suplies that go in tower cases at microcenter, i needed to make modifications to it. first, i needed to attach an ATX connector with longer cables... then i needed to redo the AC-in to support the power suply being in front while the AC jack was in back. soldering and unsoldering the cable took forever, but i got it done. i got the whole thing put together... and the system still wouldn't come on.
i tested the power suply in a different system and tested the system with a different power suply (in case i'd shorted something). no dice. power suply good... something else bad. i went through and started pulling out other components. looks like it's either the motherboard or the processor. there are scorch marks (or corrosion) at the ends of a few of the CPU pins. certainly not a good sign. i need to figure out if i should get some krazy kenny shit to get this bad boy running again... or order a new mobo/proc/memory online... or get a netra off of ebay. i've determined that rockstar, with it's 300mHz processor is not going to be a replacement for junkie. maybe, if i buy a new cpu/mobo, i'll get one that is 1U so that it can fit in rockstar's case.
anyway... that's the skinny. server certainly won't be up tonight. maybe not even tomorrow.
hey... and i took pictures of the power suply rebuild. they're here.