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Emachine locked up won't start

1. screen on monitor went black
2. hard drive light on pc flickers at constant rate continuously
3. on-off switch would not work
4. unplugged machine to stop
5. would not restart with on-off swithch
6. power supply tested bad
7. replaced power supply
8. when plugged into power hard drive light resumed flashing and sycronous clicking sound coming from hard drive
9. on-off switch has no effect
10. unplugged hard drive but hard drive light still pulsates as same rate and CPU or CPU fan has similar pulsating noise

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Hard Drive Clicking = Going Towards End Of Life

Put the hard drive in a working pc and get any important data off it , its about to die!!!!!!!

Get a new hard drive and do a windows reinstall (not like you have a choice)

not sure about the rest though sorry

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

  • Alex Smallwood
    Alex Smallwood Jan 05, 2009

    Also possibly a power supply problem if the on off switch doesnt work and the screen wont come on.



    The on off switch not working may be because the connector that connects the case buttons (Power etc) to the motherboard might have come loose. If you are familiar with opening the case etc. Look for a wire coming from the front of the case to the edge of the motherboard (There should be quite a few) Consult your motherboard documentation to check that everything is connected to the right pins. If you dont have your documentation , look for the motherboard make and model (Usually printed on the board itself) and google it followed by "Jumper Settings"



    eg. Asus P5N-EM Jumper Settings

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