Question about eMachines T5020 512MB DDR PC-3200 Desktop Memory
I used this PC about 8 weeks ago then "parked" it for a while. When I tried to boot it yesterday nothing happened. I noticed when I pulled the power plug back out that the cooling fans surged for a split second but no other signs of life. A quick look inside didn't show any plugs unhooked.
If the PSU fans only work for a short time usually this means that the PSU is shot
If you suspect your power supply has gone bad, there are a few basic things you can do to test it. First, plug the computer in and try to start up the computer. If the computer can start up or shows signs of having power (the hard drives spin up, or the fans turn on) the power supply might be fine, and you may have an issue with your motherboard or RAM. If the computer won't start at all, open the case and then turn the power supply on and attempt to start the computer. Observe the motherboard to see if any lights turn. If no lights turn on and there is no sign that power is being supplied to any of your devices, there's a decent chance that the power supply has burned out. If your computer experiences periodic crashing, feel the case near the power supply to see if it is hotter than normal, and smell the air. If the case is much hotter than normal or you smell burning, your power supply might be overheating, and may be damaged. http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/f/powersupplytest.htm hope this helps
Posted on Jan 01, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You power ratings are ok on the main power supply. But you should check the volts on the internal and see what is happening.
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
SOURCE: pc wont power up
Is there an on off switch on the back out the computer next to the main power socket? If so move it to the on position.
Check the mains lead and make sure it is firmly inserted in the socket.
When you press the front panel on button and it doosn't boot up and there is no light indicating power, then you have a faulty switch mode power supply.
Remove the switch mode power supply and replace it with a new one with the same wattage or greater wattage.
Posted on May 07, 2009
short power switch pins on mother board, reset bios, short green wire to black wire on ATX connector with all drives etc.. power cables disconnected to test power supply. i suspect you have a dead motherboard.
Posted on Jun 23, 2010
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