Question about E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC
My eMachine T-2692 failed to power up when I pressed the on-off switch (could hear the normal click though). I thought it might be the power switch. eMachine, now Gateway, suggested I assure wires were secure inside. I removed the Green+White lead from the switch to where it connects to the motherboard but found there were (3) connector pins for the (2) wires & now I don't know which (2) of the (3) pins to reinstall the Green+White lead to. eMachine gave me the board diagram but it doesn't agree with my motherboard. I'd appreciate any assistance you can give.
Next step will be to determine if, in fact it is just the power switch or more serious. Any hints here too?
Ok for a start the power switch is not green and white that is the power led, you need to look for a red and black wire normally marked on the connector and motherboard as pwrsw or pswitch.
if you believe it to be the switch unplug the connector and jump the connection on the motherboard using the reset switch or a jumper, or not recommended but have done this myself many times using a flat blade screw driver very carefully and touch the 2 pins to complete the circuit.
if it doesnt power on then its more than likely it is the power supply but the motherboard being faulty could also cause this to happen.
the problem i have found with emachines is that its difficult to get replacement power supplys
Posted on Dec 05, 2007
The best bet is to look for the same machine and ask them how they are connected. And if you find out please let me know too, since I have done the same mistake and looking for help. But my model is 2958. As far as I know Black/white is the power switch.
My machine died, I have replaced the power supply but it still didn't turned ON, But there is a small green diode close to the CPU fan that is lit all the time. .
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