Question about E-Machines eMonster 600 PC Desktop
My brother-in-law has an e-monster 600 that just keeps running. Both the green light on the off/on swithch and the orange light above it remain on. Depressing the on/off button does nothing. Unplugging the machine shuts it off. As soon as I plug the power cord back in the machine starts running. How do I shut this thing off? While the machine is on in this situation there is no signal to the monitor; the DVD drive does not open either.
I have an e monster 600, when it does this it is "now safe to turn of your computer" all u have to do is hold down the damn button
Posted on Feb 26, 2007
It would help if you indicated whether or not this exact configuration ever worked. I will have to assume that it was once working and that nothing changed (like added hardware or software) before the error condition presented itself. In that case, I would suspect a faulty power on switch. If you had a multi-meter you could set it to Ohms reading, disconnect the on/off switch from the motherboard and put one lead on each of the two pins. They should be open in the off condition. Try depressing the switch. The meter should change from the open condition to a short. I suspect that the switch is always shorted. As for the monitor and DVD problems, they sound like a different issue, or else the motherboard is shot altogether. In any case, you will want to find out first why the power-on switch isn't working. Once that is resolved, and if the other two problems are still present, I would remove one of them from the equation, preferably the DVD drive, by disconnecting from the motherboard AND power supply. If all comes up normal then the DVD drive is ad (not an uncommon problem, actually). If the monitor still doesn't come up, and if you are using a video card AND have onboard video available (if you have a 15-pin video connector on the motherboard then you have on-board video), try removing the video card and just going with the onboard video. If this works then it is likely you have a bad video card. If there is no on-board video, try using a different video card (a friends or one from another computer). If none of this fixes the problem you might want to try replacing the power supply as it could be under performing and just not giving the motherboard enough "juice". If even that doesn't work then I would say your motherboard is toast and needs to be replaced.
Posted on Dec 04, 2006
No sync means no video signal to the monitor. The rest sounds like a corrupted OS. This could be from a number of reasons, including a virus. If you have NORTON or MacAfee, Your open to a lot of attacks. Get AVG free, and use Mozilla instead of IE.
The reason the fans come on full speed is the MB senses a high temp on the CPU, until the bios fan control takes over after POST. This is normal on most systems.
Posted on Aug 25, 2008
It is the power supply. EMachines have a long history of using cheap power supplies. I have replaced over a dozen EMachine power supplies with a 100% success rate. They are easy to replace and can be had for less than $20. Just write down the model number and take that to a computer parts store or remove the power supply and take that with you. Steve
Posted on Jan 27, 2009
only 1/2 of the keyboard is working..it is the side of the keyboard that loads and unloads paper. the function keys will not work either...what to do?
Posted on Mar 05, 2014
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