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Emachine Desktop Computer Won't Turn On At All


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#1 jid

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 03:26 PM

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.

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 03:35 PM

They are know for bad power supplies. Do any fans spin when you turn it on? Do you hear a single POST beep?
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Posted 04 November 2007 - 03:55 PM

need the following info.

System manufacturer and Exact Model(if name Brand):
PSU Manufacturer and Model:

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 04:13 PM

Check the power supply and the capacitors on the mainboard for swelling/leakage. Also, this era of e machines uses a standard ATX power supply, I recommend 350 watts or greater.
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Posted 04 November 2007 - 06:59 PM

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.
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