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No power when I try to turn on the PC


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#1 phoenixcrash

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 03:43 PM

Got an eMachine 1842 (dinosaur, I know). Last night I went to burn a DVD and the burning software didn't recognize my DVD burner. So, I rebooted, and it still didn't recognize the burner. When I tried to eject the blank disc that was inside, the burner had no power to it. So I pulled the side of the case off to check the wiring, and everything was fine. However, when I plugged everything back up, I pressed the power button to fire it up and...nothing! Now it won't turn on at all. Anyone know what this problem could be? Could it be the Power Supply?

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 05:10 PM

My first suspect, especially if it's original equipment.

http://www.cputopia.com/emachine-480w-t-series-t1842.html

Of course, that's not the only thing that could be amiss, but it's easy to, relatively inexpensive, and makes logical sense as a focal point.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 05:25 PM

Are you sure that one you mentioned will work? The one that's in there has no SATA power (I'm pretty sure). If you think it'll work, I'll pick one up. Just let me know what you think about that 'SATA power' thing. Thanks.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 05:40 PM

Have you tried unplugging the system and letting it sit for 30 minutes or so?
Thats certainy worth a shot.

To get your cd out of the tray take a paper clip (preferably a large one) and straighten it out as best as you can. Insert it into the emergency eject hole on the cd. Thats the small hole that is about the same width.
Slide the paperclip slowly into the eject hole until you feel resistance then push it.
That should eject your cd.
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 05:48 PM

Thankz for the info Eyesee. I'll try unplugging for 30 seconds, but I'm really more interested in the questions I had about the PSU that hamluis mentioned. You know, that whole 'SATA' thing.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 06:06 PM

30 minutes not seconds
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 06:09 PM

Sorry, I meant 'minutes', not 'seconds'.




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