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About 2 weeks ago my sister's computer(emachines t3589) shut down I first thought that was the power supply,so I replaced it ,but the problem didn't go away,then I put the old power suply back on the computer.The green lights comes on but the computer won't come back on. pleas help thanks

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The CPU fan is working?
The power button is working?
Did you connect the cables right?

If none of above fix your problem, seem to be a motherboard problem

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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4435072&CatId=106

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1) http://www.fonerbooks.com/r_power.htm

2) http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-install-or-change-my-computers-power-supply

3) http://computer.howstuffworks.com/power-supply.htm

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