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Woleryi ~ emachine per your suggestion....

Per your suggestion
"You should not waste your money repairing the hardware in this PC, i would buy a new PC and transfer the data over."

I have decided to buy a new pc but how do i transfer the data over if I cant get this machine going?
sorry if a simple question. never done this before allways had good luck.. Look @ me now.... really don't wanna take it somewhere, as I am clueless and an easy target for a big bill..

Thank you for all your hepl!! Even if its just a link! much appreciated

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  • budgirlt Sep 12, 2009

    eMachine T3624... Thank you so much for any help

  • budgirlt Sep 12, 2009

    Thank you so much for the advice!
    my original issue was that my Emachine T3624
    ".. very simply failed to turn on. No power light, no noise, no sign of life whatsoever. I opened up the computer and tried to see if ANYTHING happened -- but again, absolutely no sign of life."..
    ".. switched the power supply did get a green light inside the computer but i had no power... " (per another persons post to which i have the exact same issue)
    push button=nothing. Nada. No light, no sound, no fan
    Have had it for just over 4yrs so I figured I got all the life out of it i could, time to buy a new PC. just would really like to get my pics and old info..
    Thanks again to all of you and especialy the original poster whom put my issue into words and brought me here to this great pool of knowledge!

  • budgirlt Sep 12, 2009

    is this what i need?

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    what was your original computer ?



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Here is what you need. Go to a computer retail shop or get it online. You need an IDE / sata USB adapter cable. Here is what it take the hard drive out of the damaged computer and attach the adapter to it, the other end is a USB plug that attaches to tyour good computer. Your good computer will read the drive on the usb cable and treat it as an external hard drive that you can copy and paste till your heart's content. The adapter dell for around 20-35 bucks. It is the safest way to transfer all your documents, favorites, nusic, Etc from the old system.

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    Yes, that adapter will do as long as it has both EIDE and sata connections. Look for the one that has both and also get an extra sata connector cable as a spare.


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I don't know what the initial problem was with your pc but here's the best advice I can give you.

If the operating system on your old pc will not load, or the pc itself has a hardware failure, you can get your data off of it by using the new pc to do so.

Turn on the new pc and double click on the My Computer icon so you can see the drives and drive letters available to you with the new system. Either memorize or write down what drives are displayed along with a description of the drive and its drive letter.

There are 2 ways you can get your data off of the old drive as long as it doesn't have serious disk errors.

The first method is to take the hard drive out of the old pc and put it into the new one and connect the data and power cables.

The second method is to buy a USB adapter that matches the data interface of the old drive. Ex. EIDE to USB or SATA to USB. You then connect the adapter to the old hard drive and plug the other end of the adapter into a USB port on the new pc.

In either case, the old drive should appear in My Computer and you can copy the data you need to the new pc.

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