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Computer not turning on.

I have the T-2885 e-machine. The problem I am having is the computer is not turning on when I push the button. Someone told me it might be the on off switch if so where can I purchase one at. I opened the computer up and all the wires are in correct. I noticed a 3v battery inside, what does that control? Hope you can help me with this problem. Thank you - Ruben

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    Power not getting to computer, motherboard light comes on though

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You will get the on/off switch in the market. The 3V battery that you see inside has nothing to do with the on/off switch. That battery saves your BIOS setting in CMOS when your computer is turned off.

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