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My computer is an eMachine W3290 model will not boot. Has done this several times since I bought it 2 yrs ago. Can you please help? Thanks!!

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Well Most Likely Your Problem Is A Bad Connection Of Power To The Hard Drive Or Motherboard Also You Should Check The IDE Or SATA Cable That Goes From The MotherBoard To The Hard Drive Is Securely Connected On Both Ends

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The power box is bad, you can find one on ebay, it could be the power box and or the motherboard is bad.

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