My eMachines computer was shutting down on it's own after anywhere from 15 seconds to 3 minutes after turning it on. I replaced the fan tonight and it was doing great. It stayed on for over an hour. Then it shut off at 9:05. I turned it back on and it stayed on until 9:40. I turned it back on and it stayed on until 10:10. But this time it shut off and immediately restarted itself.
What the heck is going on with this thing? Do you think it could be the power cord?
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Re: Emachines , shutting off on it's own?
While it is possible the power supply could be going bad, usually it would not work intermittently like this.
Most likely the motherboard is starting to go bad, I would do a quick visual inspection for any buldging or leaking capacitors, if you see any that is definatly what is causing the problem.
If you dont see any damage to the motherboard you can try replacing the power supply, if it still behaves this way then your motherboard is the problem (sometimes there are no visible signs of damage on e-machine motherboards even when they have completly fried)
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Plug the computer's power cable firmly into a working AC outlet. Press the computer's power button.
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First off, I would check the monitor, if it is getting very warm, I would use a can of compressed air to blow the dust out (make sure it is unplugged first!). Second, I would check for any sort of interference in the vicinity (speakers are a huge cause of problems in Monitors) such as magnets.
Have you tried to enter BIOS? Are you able to enter BIOS?? There may be an option you have to hit to enable SATA, and to select the boot device order, which may be messing things up. Also, remember that STATIC ELECTRICITY is your enemy! Ground yourself when working inside the case.