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Will not turn on.

My e-machine model number t2984 will not turn on when the power button is pressed. We just bought a new power supply and nothing changed. the machine simply has no response to the power button. no beeps, no fan movement, nothing. I reset the bios jumper, and the cmos. Please help!

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  • salty_rhino Feb 24, 2009

    Thank you for the tip, But it didn't work. I assume the motherboard is to blame. BAH!

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Did you try bypassing the switch?

To do so:

  1. Remove the case
  2. Follow the wire from the power switch to the motherboard
  3. Remove the wire from the 2 pins
  4. Use a screw driver and touch both pins at the same time, creating a connection
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That would be the equivalent of switching the computer on, if it powers on then you know the switch is bad and just need to replace it. If it does not turn on I would be 99% sure it is the motherboard as you already swapped the power supply.

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

  • Chris Callo
    Chris Callo Feb 24, 2009

    I also meant to add a picture of the screw driver part, didn't seem to add it, so here it is:




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