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When i turn on my computer nothing pops on the screen

My computer turnes on the power supply fan turnes on everything the hard drive fan turns on all lights turn on just nothing on the screen every thing is plugged in i tripple checked everything

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  • Ben Wabnick
    Ben Wabnick May 11, 2010

    unseat and reseat the memory inside of the computer. If you have more then one stick of memory do one at a time in each slot at a time to see if you get video.




  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Download harddriver test software for Seagate or WD and run it to see if your hard drove is ok?

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If you have another monitor, I would try that first.

After that, it could be the video card, so you could swap with a good one to be sure if you know how.

Last thing and probably the cause, is either a bad motherboard (most likely) or perhaps a bad cpu (less likely)

Some IT shops will let you bring it in and run some quick tests for the exact cause but my bet is the motherboard....

Hope this helps and hope I am wrong!

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It sounds like the power supply is failing. This computer has an odd size power supply. You could try another power supply from another computer and see if it boots up just connect it from the outside of the case temporarily . If it is the power supply you could remove the power supply to measure it and search online for the correct one. I just did a Google search and there were alot of option to choose.
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Suggest you change out the Power Supply, with a KNOWN to be good, and compatible Power Supply.

[Compatible:
Must have the correct power cables, and the correct amount of them.
1) 20-pin ATX main power cable;

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain20

2) 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable; (Power for the Processor)

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atx12v4

3) SATA power cable; (Harddrive)

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#sata

4) Standard 4-pin Peripheral power cables for the optical drive/s, and any fans;

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

5) Floppy Drive power cable. Not used for a Floppy Drive in this case, but power for the Card Reader;

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#floppy ]

Must have the correct Form Factor.
The Form Factor of the Power Supply for the ET1161 is ATX.
Size of the Power Supply case is approximately 3-1/2 inches Tall, 6 inches Wide, and 6 inches Long.

Should have 250 to 300 Watts.

Why am I stating this? Because you, or someone you know, may have an unused computer sitting around that you can borrow the Power Supply for a test. (GOOD and Compatible)

From your statements, and my diagnosis, I believe you have a bad Power Supply.
Weak voltage power rail.

Enough power to turn on LED lights, and spin fans, but not enough to turn the Processor on.
1) ALL of the LED lights combined use less than 1 Watt of power.
2) EACH fan uses 2 to 3 Watts of power.
3) A typical Processor can use 51 to 125 Watts of power.
Depends on what Processor it is.

I also base it on that eMachines uses low quality generic Power Supply's.
Bestec, or Delta, or another generic Power Supply manufacturer.

I also base it on that Power Supply failure is one of the leading causes of computer failure.

(If the inside of the computer, and the inside of the Power Supply, are not cleaned out on a regular basis as needed, this is also another contributing factor.

Use a can of compressed air for computers. Power unplugged to computer, and observe Anti-Static Precautions.
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Feel the harddrive start? Yes. You feel the Platters inside the harddrive being spun by the spindle motor.

No Processor operating, there is nothing to find the boot record on the harddrive. The platters spin, but the Read/Write heads are not brought into play by the Actuator motor

[BIOS = Basic Input/Output System.
A small program that when the computer is first turned on, looks to see what devices are installed, does a Ram Memory count, then TURNS the Processor on, and hands the computer over to the Operating System.

An optical drive, (CD/DVD drive) will operate even if the Operating System doesn't. It's a mechanical device that uses 12 Volts.
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How harddrives work;

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So unplug hard drive, cd/dvd drive, all pci cards, monitor and any memory.

PLEASE MAKE SURE THE PC IS OFF WHEN DOING THIS AND TURN OFF AT THE MAINS>

Turn your pc back on, you will hear a beep, nothing to worry about, its because you have nothing connected yet.

One by one start to connect the components back in the unit.

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Add the ram 1 stick at a time aswell incase it the memory thats gone faulty.

Just remember to be careful with static if you can..


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