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Hi, My brother has an emachine, amd 3200, 512mb, 160gb HD. nothing special, however, in the past year, when ever he turned the computer off, he had a hard time turning it back on, he would unplug the unit, replug it in, keep pressing the button, eventualy it turns on, however, this time it doesn't at all. I'm thinking its the PSU, however, I'm not sure, help is greatly appreciated.
They are know for bad power supplies. Do any fans spin when you turn it on? Do you hear a single POST beep?
why won't my laptop work?
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I just finished another E-machine repair this weekend. Check the power supply as mentioned you can use a power supply tester available online or try a known good power supply if your good with a voltmeter you can test them that way. There is also a good chance that the motherboard is bad as well. Power Supply Pinout and Voltage Specifications I usually start with the power supply and go from there.
Chad Mockensturm Network Engineer Certified CompTia Network +, A +