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H2862 Will not power up

Changed power supply,,no difference,,will not start up when pushing the front button,,tried different memory sticks,,still no start,,no wires off inside.Green light on motherboard is lit,,blue light at start button is lit.

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This is a common e-machines problem. You were right to change the power supply. Most e-machines come with dangerously (fire balls shooting out the back) low powered power supplies that can even catch on fire. Most people install their power supplies for e-machines backwards meaning they put the 20+4 pin connector in the 4 pin connector next to the processor and it fries. Others don't do anything and the computer is just fried. It's one of the reasons no one should buy an e-machine. If you want someone to fix it for you or you want a new machine and your files transferred go to www.mindblowingidea.com/ComputerRescue and you can get PCs with XP Pro or Linux.

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4. Set the Cmos jumper to clear. Power up the pc. Power down the PC. Set the Cmos jumper back to normal position, power up the PC.

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