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Emachines W2888 not turning on

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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  • rbramhall Jan 28, 2009

    How do I know if the power supply is bad? If I plug in the power supply to an outlet, with none of the power cords connected in the computer, should the power supply fan come on?


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Easy fix! Sounds like you bought a bad Power supply. Purchase an identical and it will run like a car!

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    cmptr86 Jan 28, 2009

    The power supplt will be bad if you hook it up to your motherboard with all the proper cables connected and once you press the power button the computer should kick on. If not it's the power supply there's a small posiblility it could be the power button/switch on your computer. If you plug the power supply in on it's own and the green led light goes on that is also an indication that the power supply is working. Easy Fix!


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