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Hard Drive light spazzes and fan works but nothing else!!

It has recently come to my attention that someone was screwing around with the computer( pushing the on/off button repeatedly while the power was down) and now when i try to turn it on, the hard drive light blinks rapidly and gets faster, and the fan works but nothing else. It is possible that this has short circuited?

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  • Tom Sutch Oct 16, 2008

    I have the exact same problem with the fan running slow on the power supply. The cpu fan seems to be running about normal. The power button light is flashing green and the hard drive LED is flashing quickly with a yellow light. I don't see any blown capacitors. Power button does nothing when pushed or held down. The fans start as soon as the pc is plugged in. My father had a different model emachines and the power supply went bad and fried the MOBO. A little different symptoms on this one but I believe it is the same result. Bad MOBO.

  • Stephen McGloughlin
    Stephen McGloughlin Dec 27, 2008

    I have the same problem with my T2865; CPU fan and LEDs on but no beeps video or booting. Power switch ineffective. However, mine now has a brand new motherboard and AMD CPU and the problem persists. Still trying to figure it out, but I'm suspecting the RAM at this point (not much left to swap out). My video card is an ATI AGP (new board doesn't have on-board video) so I'm not sure if that's why I'm not seeing the low level video boot up displays. PSU has also been replaced as that was my initial suspect/theory. Any suggestions for further diagnosis?

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Sounds like the power button is broken or power supply is going.

Posted on Dec 15, 2007

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I'm working on a computer with the exact same issue. The fans come on, but they are all spinning rather slowly. The motherboard has bloated capacitors on it which leads me to believe that it is a motherboard failure. I tried a different power supply but to no avail. I'm out on the 'net looking for a new board since I'm a tech and can replace components like this. If you're not a tech, you're probably best off just buying a new Emachine.

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