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Mobo problems Hi all , I have a T2824 that will not turn on. When i open the case to inspect it i found a little light on. The location of the light is just above F-1 ? I not sure if its a powersupply or motherboard any help would be nice. P.s I have googled it for an hour and still nothing ? Spex T2824,Windows Home,2.53GHz(intel 325), 40g hard drive,combo Dvd drive,256mb DDR SDRAM. Again when i turn it on NOTHING happens ?? No fans no harddrive just one little light ???

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I have the same computer (emachine t2824) and the same problem but my computer there are no funs are on, no exterior light on, the only light on is this green light on the montherboard between where the cpu is and the ram slots. and one more thing i hear a wistle kind of sound and i think its from the power supply

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Re: Mobo problems

Assuming the power supply is ok, and the pc is a few years old, it could be a flat cmos battery so check for the disc shaped 3V battery and see if it's flat. Whilst you have done that look for the JBAT1 terminal and put jumper on pins 2-3 for a few seconds then back to 1-2. Look at the capacitors (tube shaped things) for the tops and sides swelling, if so mobo needs replacing. You need also to check the power supply leads to the motherboard and check its connected to mobo ok. Start up pc if it will and set the time and date in standard bios settings.

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