[size=2]I have a friend who has an eMachine T2682, the 250 watt power supply went out and burnt up the motherboard after 13 months of owning the computer.
I have another friend who has the emachine T2984 model and doesn't seem to be having problems with it, but we are wondering if we should replace the power supply before it causes the same problem.
These 2 models had different motherboards and I found many complaints on the T2682. I am not finding complaints on the T2984 and she is not having any problems so far. She has owned it almost a year now.
CPU: Intel® Celeron® D 340 Processor
Operates at 2.93GHz
256KB L2 cache & 533MHz FSB
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
Chipset: Intel 845GV chipset
Memory: 512MB DDR (PC 2700)
Expandable to 2GB
Hard Drive: 80GB HDD
Optical Drive: 48x Max. CD-RW Drive; 16x Max. DVD Drive
Media Reader: 8-in-1 digital media manager (USB 2.0, Secure Digital (SD), Smart Media, Compact Flash, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Micro Drive, Multimedia Card)
Video: Intel® Extreme Graphics 3D
64MB Shared memory
Sound: AC '97 Audio
Network: Intel PRO 10/100Mbps built-in Ethernet
Modem: 56K ITU v.92-ready Fax/Modem
Peripherals: Standard Multimedia Keyboard, 2-Button Wheel Mouse, Amplified Stereo Speakers
Ports/Other: 5 USB 2.0 ports (1 in Media Manager; 4 in back), 1 Serial, 1 Parallel, 2 PS/2, Audio-In & Out
Dimensions: 7.25"W x 14.125"H x 16"D
She only uses the computer for word processing and internet.
I would like some advice or any similar experiences so we can decide whether or not to change the power supply now, just to be safe.
Thank you for any help you can give