While shutting down, the monitor goes blank but the e-machines power stays on and the fan continues to run. The power switch makes a clicking noise when I press it to shut it off or when I turn it on. Now it won't turn on. If the power switch is bad, how do I check it. If it's bad, where can I purchase a new switch.
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Re: emachine not turning off.
You can checkit by unhooking it on the inside from the mobo panal just remember where it ogoes back take a small flat head and cross the two prongs it comes of off then shut it down if it works look on ebay for a complete front panel with switch or order from emachines.
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Could be RAM memory, Video/Graphic card, HD, power supply - your description is not that clear.But at least you know where to start.Can you hear fan working,or are there any lights on your power supply?Can you hear Hard drive starting?Open the tower and check memory modules - take out one at the time and try-sometimes changing their places will do. Good luck, and keep us posted.
Actually, the monitor is fine. The problem is that the computer isn't booting. The power comes on and the fans spin, but the system board isn't starting. Try reseating the memory modules in their sockets and clearing the CMOS memory using the jumper on the system board. If the problem continues, try another power supply. Finally you may need to replace the system board.
Most likely your video card is broken. To check if the motherboard isnt broken either, I would suggest you test usb, sound, and other features of the motherboard.
If your motherboard isnt broken then you have to buy a "pci-e graphics card" at your local store. Shouldnt cost much, about $40-70. Hope that helps.
ok, there could have been a graphics issue in the bios caused by the windows graphics drivers, heres what you could try........... remove the power cord from the back of the machine, remove the side panel to allow access to the motherboard, you will see a battery! take it out for 10 mins and push the on/off button a couple of times, this will drain any remaing power from the motherboard, after 10 mins the CMOS should have cleared so you can replace the battery, plug in the power and turn the machine on hopefully you'll get a signal
No, it's just the USB ports that are still being powered.
Totally normal in most new computers. Same thing with the PS2 ports.
There are jumpers on the motherboard that can change this if you really want. It's designed like that to keep things like you have powered for when you do turn it on and need them.
Sounds like it may be overheating. If you get warning beeps on startup that sounds high, low, high low, it is overheating. you should inspect and clean the fan on the processor with a vacuum or compressed air ans also clean the power supply area with a vacuum to clear all the dust out. Inspect and wipe any other dust away from the motherboard and card inside. After restarting, it still goes off, check that the fan is running during startup. If not, the fan needs to be replaced at a nominal cost. This is an easy fix. If this all fails, let me know so we can troubleshoot everything together.