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Cant turn on my computer
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)
Posted on Jun 18, 2008
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.
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
E machines are just junk there not worth much part wise thats y they sell them so cheap
Posted on Sep 11, 2008
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.
Posted on Sep 19, 2009
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?
Posted on Nov 12, 2008
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.
Posted on Nov 01, 2009
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
Posted on Jun 06, 2008
I have emachine we had power out but i had turned off my machine now all i get is fan running nothing else
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
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?
Posted on Oct 22, 2007
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