Ah yeah, sorry. I didn't realize that it was an ensemble. Check http://www.notebookforums.com/showthread.php?t=93271 for the guides on the barebones systems; they should be similar to the ensemble ones. Once again, good luck!
Whew. I thought it would be one of those "The ctrl and fn key position sucks". :P Installing the keyboard is pretty easy, so I wouldn't send it back to my reseller just for that. You might want to look for the disassembly guide, since you seem like you haven't done so before. Good luck~
All righty. here's mine.. Media Center Edition 2005, Specifications are in my signature, with the exception of the Intel card. I have an Atheros 5006XS card instead Unfortunately, I don't have any of my games installed, due to a hard drive crash. I've been too lazy to install them :P
It seems like you've got a dead hard drive? I don't know, I may be wrong.
Quote: I really dont want the hassle of sending this back for repair. I have thought about buying another and just keep this as a spare parts/reference unit.
Uh, that's just a waste of money on however much money you spent on that computer. I'd get a replacement.
Who's your reseller? You may have just gotten a lemon. They happen from time to time, since no company is perfect. Try contacting them...
It really depends on what video card you have. For me, processor is usually at around 45ºC-50ºC, undervolted, running at 800-1870Mhz. I really don't check my temps that much actually. I also have SpeedFan running in the background.