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E-Machine T6216 PSU fan runs, computer will not boot

When I press the power button, the fan runs super-fast constantly, nothing on monitor (as if no connection, tried different monitors), CD-ROM and HDD lights stay on steady. [here's a little history] A few months ago, machine would have same problem randomly while in use. It seemed that if you let it sit for 10-15 minutes, everything would be back to normal and problem wouldn't occur for days or weeks. Problem got more severe, thought it was a temperature or temperature sensor problem. Opened case and blew out dust and reseated processor and RAM, problem disappeared for about 6 months. Mother-in-law blew circuit breaker with space heater, blow dryer, TV and other random things, that's when the computer starting to refuse to start with fan running high.

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  • juanpenasdur Feb 12, 2009

    e-machine D3315, no video, only fan on high. Disconnected all peripherals and still the same thing, I strongly believe is the motherboard, but i will verify the PS first and let you know..

  • Klassactguy Mar 23, 2009

    I have the same issue. I have replaced power supplies already and also swapped memory and only used one at a time. and still no luck, any other suggestions.

  • frankanaya3 Apr 28, 2009

    I have the same problem with emachine D3315. no video and fan unning on high. Any suggestions?

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It is the power supply. EMachines have a long history of using cheap power supplies. I have replaced over a dozen EMachine power supplies with a 100% success rate. They are easy to replace and can be had for less than $20. Just write down the model number and take that to a computer parts store or remove the power supply and take that with you. Steve

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Have you tried buying new ram because if you have 2 or 3 or four you computer can see both but not accept one of them. due to shock or damage. You could also try to take the ram out take a eraser from a pensil and rub as if you were trying to erase something but only do this on the teeth both sides. also try swithching the ram in different plases. or take one out then power on. if no change try the other. if still no change you could need new ram. you can also check the 2 connecttions to you motherboard.Try those if still fail let me know what other mods you have added such as video card sound card ect.

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Its definitely not the power supply. Usually its the video card. If it is built in then you may need to get another one to plug into a pci-e or agp slot. If you already have one of these then its gone bad. Sometimes they get hot and just burn out. Sometimes they take the mother board with them.

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Giving the fact that your fan is constantly running and you had an electrical spike you should take it in to be looked at. If it overheats then the motherboard will go and it will cost more to fix it than to buy a new one.

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