I have an emachines W2888, about 4 ½ years old. One day it shut off on it’s own, and I haven’t been able to get it back on since. I checked the power connection, the cord, replaced the power supply and the cpu fan, but it still will not go on. Neither of the fans go on and it doesn’t sound like there is power to the hard drive. When the power cord is plugged in, I do, however, see a very tiny green-colored LED light lit on the top of the motherboard, so there is obviously some sort of power getting through. What should I try next?
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Try to disconnect the cables connected to the mother board from your power supply then put it back in, then remove the CMOS battery and put it back in then try to turn the computer on..If it's still the same this means you need to purchase a new power supply.
YOUR PSU (POWER SUPPLY UNIT) MAYBE THE CULPRIT. If the power to your cable which fits the computer is ok, then the supply unit is usually at fault. You can buy these pretty cheaply on ebay and they are very easy to fit, or if you are not into that find a mate who can! beleive me... its pretty easy.
Most likely the system board has failed. If the power supply had blown it is not unusual for the subsequent spike to blow the system board. On the other hand it may have been the system board that failed and the PSU is ok. Emachine system boards are rubbish
Either way you will need a new board and most likely a reinstall of the OS
You will not have too much problems to get your cables back. The mouse is PS/2 the green one, the violet one PS/2 is the keyboard, the USB could be placed on any port USB, the printer has only one port (LPT1 DB25) big connector if you have and USB printer is a small one. The power usually goes on the top (black wire) - The speakers into small green hole, the mic into a pink hole.
I had to restore my Emachine. I have Windows Vista
(1) Go to start menu
(2) Click on all programs
(3) click on Emachine
(4) click on Emachine recovery management
(5) Click on restore on the bar across the top
(6) click on restore to system factory default