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Emachine Won't power up

I was told me emachine needed a internal power supply...I bought one, and I think I have eveything plugged in right, but the power supply has a SATA plug and I don't see where it would plug into I would love to see a wiring diagram for myself...And it still won't power up...any Ideas??

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  • justinel6477 Jan 16, 2009

    The first time I paid someone at a computer store to fix it for me, he is the one who said it went out before, about 2 yrs ago....but I have been "tinkering" with this one since and had to replace my CD burner, and It looked to be kind of a simple task to change it out....Well it "died" again, and so I bought a brand new power supply from CompUSA...Bought the exact one that was in it...and changed it out but I had undid some of the plugs prior to getting it, and couldn't remember unplugging the SATA plug...and it didn't power up, So I was afraid I may have "forgotten" where to plug it...

  • justinel6477 Jan 16, 2009

    lol No there wasn't...Nothing...

    You are not going to believe this...The outlet I was using wasn't working!! As an after thought I changed outlets and plugged into a different one...Viola!! It is fixed!!

    THANK YOU so much! I will save the site...I have some work to do on a laptop...Might need some



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Just because it has a SATA plug doesn't mean you'll need it- especially if your machines a few years old. If your hard drive doesn't have the sata connections, then you probably won't use it.
As to why it still won't power up- how did you determine your last power supply was dead? Did you happen to switch out with a known good one? There is the slim chance the new one is ****- bad out of box. Any of your friends have a power supply tester or can you buy one? They are cheap- about $20. A good investment if you help others out as well.

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

  • Bill Speer
    Bill Speer Jan 16, 2009

    When you attempt to power it up, does the fan in the power supply spin? Any sign of activity at all?

  • Bill Speer
    Bill Speer Jan 16, 2009

    HA! An obvious troubleshooting method I failed to mention. My thanks to you for reminding me of the obvious.



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