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Desk top emachine powers on

But no beeps, no power to mouse, or keyboard. Monitor turns on, but nothing on it.I have to turn computer off by unplugging it, the power button only turns it on. Does replacing the memory card help??

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  • reedm79 May 11, 2010

    If you press the numlock key on the keyboard do any of the lights light up??



    During your testing instead of unplugging the PC - hold the power button in for about 10 seconds.. this will turn off the machine.



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Sounds like you may have a bad power supply or motherboard. Do you have another PC that you can hook the monitor up to? My guess is that the monitor is just fine.

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You state that thre are no beeps coming from the PC upon boot. If you remove the memory entirely and reboot, you should get a series of BIOS post tones. If you do not get these, I would first test your power supply to make sure it is working properly. If it is, you most likely have a failed hardware component: either motherboard or processor. If you get no post tones without memory loaded and with a known good power supply, the motherboard will be your problem child.

If you DO get post tones with a known good power supply, try replacing memory 1 stick at a time (if you have more than 1). If 1 works, you have your culprit. If neither work, then you most likely have a bad processor.

Process of elimination...sucks sometimes :-(

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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