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EMachine no power

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?

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  • richbrfl Dec 05, 2007

    Thanks! First I have to determine where to plug the Green and White wires to. There are three pins (arranged horizontally) and only two wires and I didn't realize that when I removed them. (The schematic eMachines[Gateway] sent me had different connections than my motherboard has.)

    Any thoughts on this? Thanks.

    Rich

  • richbrfl Dec 08, 2007

    OK, did guess at the correct pins to connect the power light wires to & jumped the power switch connectors. Unfortunately, it was still dead. Thanks for your assistance though.

  • richbrfl Jan 09, 2008

    Hashbrown:

    I took mine into a local store and they tried switching the power supply but it didn't work on mine either. They believed it might be the motherboard. Mine went after we had a few weeks of thunderstorms thought I had mine plugged in thru a battery backup/power surge unit.

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    Steven Moore Dec 18, 2008

    I have the same problem with mine accept it is a t-2484. Bought a new power supply hooked it up but still no power. Had a friend to look at it he built his own computer.He took the switch off to test it but it test good. Bought a new computer but would like to fix this one if I cn fix it myself. I took a course on pc repair but this computer is tricky to fix.

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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

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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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  • jmdaddyman58 Aug 26, 2010

    I have this same issue... replaced power supply but still no power, although the small green diode close to the CPU fan is lit when power plugged in whether power supply is on or off.
    Still can't get PC to power up.

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