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My son's Emachines T1742 Desktop was left on overnight and when try wake it from sleep mode but it was completely turned off, tried starting it up and I only get a nonstop blinking of the orange and green light. Won't turn off unless i unplug it. What could it be?

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  • frankysposte Feb 18, 2009

    The computer is not connected to a power supply but i noticed that i play around with the red switch above the connection and jiggled around the connection where the plug connects to it seems like it wants to start up also i hear a constant part like its stuck like a broken record...

  • frankysposte Feb 18, 2009

    My bad, it was indeed very helpful. didn't realize that i even checked a rating. I am currently taking it apart and now have located the problem thanks to you....

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    my aspire 3470g desktop will not wake up if turn it off or use the sleep button unless i cylce the power


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Well maybe a power surge happened last night.

Is the computer plugged into a power protector? If not maybe something got fried.

Check for the smell of burnt components. It smells like burning plastic kind of. If everything looks fine make sure everything is plugged in tightly like the power cord and hard drives etc.

Hope this helped.

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  • Ryan Wendell Feb 18, 2009

    Sounds like your Power supply (the box inside your pc) is broken.

    How old is this computers power supply?

    Try putting a new one in. ( You dont have to buy a new one just use one that works from another pc. I think we all know how expensive computer parts can be.)

    I hope this helps


    -Please rate.

  • Ryan Wendell Feb 18, 2009

    Is their something I missed? I am curious as to why you have me such a low rating. I am glad you at least rated me but I have given an exact answer to your problem and if that did not help you could have told me and I would have continued to help you. I do not by any means mean to sound offensive or rude. But then again I did the best I could to pin-point the problem and have done so.

    Hope this helped


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