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No Power I have a T2885 emachines. I cannot get it to power up at all. I took off the cover and plugged it in and saw a small green led light on the motherboard. Does this mean it's not the power supply that needs replacing? Any suggestions would be recommended

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    Matt H May 11, 2010

    If the green light is on, the motherboard is getting power. Do the fans spin up at all when the power button is pressed? If not, it may be a problem with the motherboard. Ensure the power switch is proper plugged into the motherboard and isn't lose or not attached. You should be able to follow the path of the twisted wire combo from the switch to the motherboard location.

    When working in computers, be sure to always discharge static electricity by touching a bare, unpainted piece of metal such as the power supply chasis or wearing a static wrist guard.



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No it means its a dead motherboard.

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