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
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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Whenyou plug in the power cord is there any lights whatsoever on the laptop, wherethe plug goes in or on the AC Adapter of the power cord?
When you press the power button do you hear fans running, hard drive spinning,lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lights constantly blinking, hear theDvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for asecond or two? If so the computer is trying to boot or may have booted,but the screen is not showing for some reason.
Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with thelaptop and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issuewhen you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous. Most times the problemis with the memory or Video Card. Count the Blinking Lights or Beeps and takenote of their pattern (1 Long or 1 Long followed by 2 Short).
Maybe you have a Static ChargeBuildup. Remove the Power Cord, then Press and Hold the power button for30 seconds. After 30 seconds plug the power cord back in and hit thepower button to see if it boots. Maybeyour memory is bad or the memory slot is bad.Removethe Power Cord, Open the Case and remove one of the memory chips. Set thechip aside then try rebooting the computer. If it boots, then you knowthe memory chip you set aside is bad so mark an x on it with an ink pen. If it fails to boot then move the chip to the next memory slot and tryrebooting. If it fails take the chip out and set it aside, then put theother chip in and try booting it in both slots. If it boots, just toverify that the chip set aside is bad, mark an x on it and put it into the openmemory chip slot and try booting.
Power does not come on for the following reason, THE POWER SUPPLY is bad. Unplug the power cord, then press and hold the power button for 30 seconds. Then plug it back in and hit the power button. If you see no lights, hear no fans running, don't hear the disk drive running, don't hear the cd drive click once and don't see the light on the cd drive come on for a second or two while it clicks, then you are getting no power and need to replace the power supply.
Sorry, this really sounds bad, it would seem that the hard drive is shot from your description. The data may or may not be recoverable. If you get a new drive, you will have to partition it first, then set it as your Master drive, then set the old one as a slave, install your operating system onto the master drive and try to recover the information on the old drive after you have that done. If you cannot successfully recover the information that way, you most likely won't be able to get it at all unless you backed it up onto a flash or cds or dvds.
Sorry for the news but that is what it sounds like
same thing happened to me with this machine -- actually, two power outages. I thought I was protected, as I run UPS and the machine should have hibernated (I know it did the first time). At any rate, after the first failure, the clock wouldn't run right, and after the second, the exact thing you describe happened.
I was within days of losing the warranty, and sent the box back. Cost $27 to ship, insured. They replaced motherboard and reformatted hard drive. It works fine now. 90-day warranty on the repair.
In short, your motherboard is toast.
you can checkit by unhooking it on the inside from the mobo panal just remember where it ogoes back take a small flat head and cross the two prongs it comes of off then shut it down if it works look on ebay for a complete front panel with switch or order from emachines.