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Help...Computer no longer powers on


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#1 a_yts0718

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 06:19 PM

Help....My desktop pc no longer powers on. I have tried replacing the power supply but that still did not help. The desktop is probabaly about 5 yrs old. Any other suggestions as what is could be? Motherboard, etc.


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Posted 26 February 2009 - 07:14 PM

What make/model is the computer ?

What brand power supply did you remove ?

If you have replaced the power supply & it doesn't start there is a good chance the motherboard has failed.
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Posted 28 February 2009 - 08:21 AM

It is an Emachines T2893. The power supply I removed was a Bestec 250W.

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 09:31 AM

That Bestec PSU is some what notorious for taking out the motherboard when it fails.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 08:39 PM

Thanks for the help. I think I will just catch a new desktop on sell.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 08:52 PM

Thanks for the help. I think I will just catch a new desktop on sell.


If you have any Compusa stores around the area, they're known to sell really good deals on PC units only. There's a Desktop with 2GB RAM and 80 HDD for 219.99.
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 01:45 AM

The sad part is emachines are actually pretty good computers EXCEPT for the "Bestec" power supplies.
Bestec power supplies are what caused emacines to get a bad rep.
I have an older [socket 478] emachine.
Knowing about the PSU issue the 1st. thing I did was replace the power supply.
[I put the Bestec in the trash where it belonged even though it was fairly new & hadn't failed]

Now the REALLY bad part,
Gateway bought emacine.
Guess what brand power supply they're putting in Gatways now ?
Another good brand that will soon have the rep of being junk.

BTW, Most HP/Compaq power supplies are "rebranded" Bestec's .
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