Hey Solaris, Please pardon my noob-ness but I have absolutely no experience with the multi meter. Could you please tell me if I am doing it right? Here is what I figured out so far. 8600 was removed from pc and then multi meter was set up. Black lead to com/ red lead to v,ohm,mA function switch set to 200 ohms (We are measuring the resistance, so I figured the switch should be set to ohms. Other numbers 2000, 20k, 200k were off the range) test probe tips touched on both ends of "RE8", I mean literally, not on the board but on those tiny little metallic ends of the chip) The numbers were not consistent at first but finally reached 02.5 after numerous attempts (I am reading exactly as it shows) but I am not really sure the range/number is correct.:shadedshu Appreciate your help. Oh, I am right thru the summer semester which gives me the h3ll of lifetime. So please excuse my late responses. Thanks!