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My emachine desktop is not not coming on

Cant turn on my computer

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  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2007

    my system explorer is not coming, i can lo

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2007

    wont start .push on and off and nothing. took off side panel and theres a green light on inside. but couldnt find anything out of place .

  • mrsc ham Dec 30, 2007

    My computer wont turn on. Nothing happens at all when the power button is pushed. The room the computer is in is very cold. The dsl box is plugged into the computer and my wireless internet still works. I'm not sure how this is possible since the computer is not on, but it is.

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2007

    e machine desktop not coming up, after switching on the power. Windows explorer or desktop screen is not coming up

  • gmdude Dec 31, 2007

    computer will not turn on,press the botton, no lights no fan,tried replacing power supply,same problem

  • madget Jan 01, 2008

    I had the same problem with my e-machine, mine went about september. when switched on made a funny noise nothing on screen, started to smell like burning, light on front was flashing. switched it off immediately was worried about it setting on fire, lol. tried unplugging everything connecting it back up, fuses etc still nothing just flashing light fan still worked nothing else. I decided to open it up, my son in law said it might be the power supply, i took it out opened it up and saw one of the valve things was burnt and one was just lying about loose, it must have blown out of its place, which was next to the burnt one. i put it back together. told my son in law, he said he would have a look at it. when he tested it he said that the power supply when it blew, must have blown the motherboard at the same time as that didn't work niether. Ah ah typical, i have been trying to find a replacement motherboard on the net, but not having much luck, its an IM845G. He said its not worth bying parts would be cheaper to get new computer. Only problem i had lots of pics on hard drive of stupid puter.

  • kyviper81 Jan 02, 2008

    t6532 comes on, fan starts, hd starts, thats never makes it past the bios load for keyboard, mouse and video....monitor light stays yellow and the hd light goes just sets's like the load sequence stops when it hits the video.....

  • DDPS Jan 06, 2008

    I downloaded an upgrade of Explorer 7 and when I shut the computer down, it wouldn't come back up. It begins to come on, a line goes across the screen, like it is starting up. Then the Windows Explorer logo screen comes on and it shuts off and reboots. It repeats this several times. When it stops there is a blank screen.

  • Juice_Man24 Jan 25, 2008

    My computer is a emachine with on board video card the light come on the mother board the fan comes on and the light shows on front of the the computer but the monitor wont read it it show nothing plus no beep

  • sport57 Jan 31, 2008

    my emachine will do nothing when I hit the power button. It was working fine this am and now tonight nothing.

  • foggy34 Feb 01, 2008

    hib i have a emachine 3310 and my cpu wont turn on no lights nothing changed the power supply but nothing even the fan does not come on in the unit i get a green light on the motherboard but no power or sign of life helpppppppp

  • kelly143 Feb 19, 2008

    I also have a t6532. both pcie slots are dead and I have the same reboot problem. I've discovered that start up will fail one time and then the 2nd time if I tap f8 as soon as I turn on the power button it will start up. Give that a shot. From what I understand, emachines motherboard's are crap and almost always fail. Once I get it powered on it runs fine (except the fact that the pcie's dont work anymore. I use it for surfing and storing music but thats about it. Dont buy an emachines ever!!

  • Roswell321 Mar 12, 2008

    I have an e-machine model 2885. I shut it down normally before I left on a week vacation, and when I returned a week later, I went to push the power button in---nothing. There is no fan, no lights, nothing. I have changed power cords, power outlets, and even surge protector, still nothing. Everything else concerning my computer comes on and works right, except the keyboard, and tower. What causes this and how can I get it corrected to be able to get my computer back on line. Thanks for your time and help. I hope someone can help me. Please send help to

  • unkydan Jun 05, 2008

    I packed my daughter emachine desktop home from college. It ran before now when you push the button in front nothing. The monitor works but no fan or light. I checked all the connections changed the power cords nothing seems to help.

  • vestalclan Aug 12, 2008

    Computer powerlight will not come on, fan runs and cd drawers open and close, but no mouse lights or keyboard. No start up at all.

  • mikem480 Sep 03, 2008

    My e- machine (T2042) will not come on. I checked my outlets and do have power. The monitor comes on but not the CPU. Please help

  • meonline Sep 10, 2008

    i have a emachines running when i plug power lead in, but nothing happens when i push the on button. cd & dvd drives work intermittently
    can any one help. i have bought a psu tester and when i plug in the relevant plugs i get the correct indicator lights.
    but still it will not boot up

  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    Hi,same problem with t-3958,wont start,changed 3 power supplys,same prblm..Green light works,and fans work for a second,when pluging in main power switch,get a red light blip for a second,power supply is good,power switch is good,something on board bad??mosfet???guess i need to get a scamatic on-line of board to start trouble shooting.

  • tuneit2 Dec 15, 2008

    emachine t3985 my fathers said he came into the room the computer was off
    power on the monitor on "no video" cable modem all lights on everything else powres up but nothing when you hit the power button.brought it to me .i plugged it in no power from the button .opened it .has the green board power on.nothing burnt or out place cleared the cmos .changed cmos battery
    unplugged all components. pulled the front checked the switch .has power from the supply to board .even the power led onto the swich legs and led lites up so theres power to the switch .just nothing fan .no beeps no nothing.pulled the memory ,the processor .nothing appeared even offf color
    put a new power supply same led on board but no power .i know all the boards that made in the last 5 years all have the safety switch built into the fan leg for the cpu.if you have a fan with a bad sensor or use a fan without one (2 wire instead of 3) your board will not power up .usually youcould hold the insert key while powering to get back the default but i get nothing.....................anyone on the geek squad here got any suggestions? fishing lure? bottom weights for ling cod fishing ?
    or is there anything that can be please

  • jdmcs21 Jan 03, 2009

    when i press the button to turn comp on the blue light comes on and both fans start running very loudly. thats all that happens. power supply works on a very old tower i had laying around and everything worked there. so its the power supply, cables etc. what do i do?

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  • deano20066 Feb 09, 2009

    why no picture on my monitor everything is connected properly and my monitor works on another computer

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    i have a emachine that will not start i have taken off all three power chords from front panel and white and green and white and rred and white cant remeber where they go any help..

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    I have a emachine T6410 I went to bed two noght ago and it wrked fine when I woke up 6 hrs later I went to start it and was greeted by a black screen. I know the PC was runnig because I could hear the fans, and the blue light was on. I checked my monitor cable and it was Ok. I did a D&C on it and still nothing. I know the monitor is good because I am using it now on the PC I built from parts I found in peoples trash. I checked the memorie and it was good. I just find it sad that the PC I built from trash parts is mor reliable then my "good one" I got from emachiens. I went to thier web site to find the cost of a motherboard and/or a prossesor but that was like pulling teeth. I guess I could call them but not at over $50.00 for a half hour. Well as they say fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame on me. If any one has any other Ideas please let me know, or at least if you can tell me how I can retrieve the info on my hard drive, Thanks P.O.ed

  • Anonymous May 02, 2009

    I just bought the computer yesterday and I hooked everything up and had the same problem. So I took that one back to Walmart, got a different model from Best Buy and guess what, the same problem!!! I'm about to take this one back too!!!

  • dn2erth81 May 18, 2009

    my emachine motherboard light is on but when you press the power button nothing happens, i just replaced the power supply cause it was fried. i have remove the cd-rom,and the hdd, to see if the motherboard would power up, still nothing, i by passed the on/off button on the motherboard but still nothing. any other suggest any other suggestions before replacing board with a new one.

  • Montani Aug 11, 2014

    You didn't mention whether the power supply fan was running or if you had used a meter to test your power supply in a stand alone setting. Since you say your previous power supply was fried, I suspect your motherboard is too.



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I've owned nothing but e-machines towers for probably 9yrs. I've had this exact problem with two of them already. E-machines are notoriously known for power supply problems (which is usually about a $50 fix), but oddly enough the two problems I've ever had with the tower not powering up, resulted in being a problem with the motherboard. You can order another one, but it's VERY costly. Odds are that your info is still perfectly intact on your harddrive. When I experienced this problem, I removed the harddrive and installed it as a backup drive within a new tower. (I know you probably ask 'why keep buying them', but in my opinion, Gateway does a REALLY good job of keeping their "e-machines line" with up-to-date features and it's definitely hard to beat the low price!)

If you still have a perfectly functioning monitor, keyboard, mouse, printer, etc, you may want to consider buying just a new tower (approx $250-$400 depending on brands)

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  • Michellers9 Oct 05, 2010

    Hi I just had this problem everyone said it was my power supply or my fans !!!! would light up could hear it running but blank screen . NOPE took it in the memory was badI upgraded to a 1 gig and it works fine !! try this easy fix first .GOOD LUCK !!!


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My 2000 e-machines worked fine one day then the next i plugged into a different monitor went to turn it on and absolutley nothing happens. the green light doesnt even come on, but you can hear the button click like its making a connection.

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E machines are just junk there not worth much part wise thats y they sell them so cheap

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Alot of times its the pcu making the computer not turn on. i would recomend replacing that first before you spend the money trying to buy a new mother board.

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I have an emachine and was having problems turning on the tower. I finally took the side off and found the problem. Like so many others i though that it was the power cord and the outlet but no, the power cord inside the face of the tower was the problem. I took it in to get looked at and i was told that i had to replace the whole face and that it would cost me about 50 dollars to re-order and i said no. All you have to do is take the cord off (the black and white cord that plugs into the mother board that says power on it) of the face plate and replace it with a new one that cost like 3 dollars at fry's or a computer store...or just ask a friend if they have an extra one laying around. My computer worked fine after that. Now i'm having issues with my monitor. I never had a problem with it, until i moved it from the living room to the bedroom and attempted to turn it on again and nothing happened. I've noticed that when I first plug it in the LED light flashes but that's about it. anyone have any solutions?

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Here is my fix. I know it can cause OS corruption but when I shut it down and turn it on I use the power supply button and listen. If it hums high I know I will get a black screen, if it hums low then it has picked up the video. From my experience of about 5 yrs, it is not a Power Supply issue, it is an electrical issue with the video on the main board. I have already burned up two video cards, they last about a year in them and the on board video is fuzzy. Using the on off switch in the back is the only why I have every gotten around the no video issue. Shutting the system down through the windows software just makes it harder, use the back switch on the PSU.

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If you have tried all the above then i might try looking in to weather or not it might be a RAM or CPU problem some times when all other things turn on IA> cooling fans and LED"S< it could be these keeping the mobo from working ...

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

Try replacing your power source inside the computer

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I have emachine we had power out but i had turned off my machine now all i get is fan running nothing else

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Could you give us more details, please? What happening after you press the power button? Can you hear the fan works? When the problem started and what was changed before the problem occoured? Have you checked the conection between PC and the monitor itself?

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