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My PC Will Not Start

I Have A eMachines T3646 PC And My White USB Plug Is Disconnected.
Where Does It Go As I Can Not Find Any Place It Matches And My PC Will Not Start Without It Unless You Know Of Another Reason. Thank You.

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  • Frank
    Frank May 11, 2010

    if it is USB, you should have 2 ports in the front and 4 at teh back of the machine. the white USB is what???

    picture would help to see what it is and where it should go.

    I guest, it should be at the back of the machine.


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Hi wah4pay,

this white USB plug has nothing to do with the eMachine not starting up. My guess about the white USB is it might be for your printer (If you have one). USB cable supplies 5volts DC only which it not enough to power a desktop or laptop PC.
As far as why the PC will not start, check the back side of the tower. See if the main power cable is plugged into the power supply & it also is plugged into a working wall outlet. There is a small RED slide switch on the back of the power supply. Make sure you can see the numbers & letter, 115v.
If the switch is set to 230v move it to 115v. Try starting the PC.
See this mini video of the T3646, you'll notice there are two USB ports on the back side of the PC & two more on the front of the case:

If this is a new PC, it most likely came with a one year warranty. You should call eMachine for free support. Your documentation will provide a phone number for support.
If your eMachine is not new or no longer under warranty let me know by posting here & I'll give you some other possible suggestions that may help get the system to start. Please include the year bought & month


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