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E-Machine T2984 the power light is flashing.

When I shut down my machine and turn it back on later it has a flashing power button. I turned off the hibernate option, no difference. Possible power supply problem? Sometimes on reboot, the system will not turn on at all, I have to reboot again to get it to work.

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Re: E-Machine T2984 the power light is flashing.

There something problem in your PSU, you need to check the power supply of your system, if hard for you then you can let repairman do it, or replace that with a new one.

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Machine freezes up and to get it restarted, the power must be shut off and then turned back on.

Does the unit feel hot, even if it doesn't I'd suggest taking it outside and cleaning it out with some compressed air.

Let me know if that solves your issue, I come across this same problem with emachines all the time.

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How can i reboot my computer.

If you are using Windows operating system then click on the lower left "Start" button, click on "Shut Down", and then let the machine shut itself off. Hit the power on button on your pc and turn it back on. That is the reboot. IF for some reason the Start button is not allowing you to turn off the machine, you are in other words "hung", then Hold Down the power button of your pc until the machine turns off. You should power back on your machine and choose to boot as normal.

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I have a emachines t2984 i press the power button and doesnt turn on i replaced the power supply with different ones and nothing and the light turns on (power button) but the when i press the button the...

Ok, test the power button pins. First disconnect any power source to the computer. Then, find the power pins on your motherboard (the one that your case's power button connects to. Usually two wires, one red and the other black). Grab a jumper a connect it to those two pins, they usually have the letters "pwr" or "power" printed next to them. Then, once you've done this, with the jumper connected, connect the power cord to your power supply. It should turn on by it self. If it does, then the problem is the power button. If it does not do it, then the problem is the motherboard. Good luck.

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This is a hardware problem. If the machine seems to startup normally (apart from the monitor), then it is commonly caused by the video card coming loose. Turn it on, wait about 2 minutes until the drive activity dies down, then press the power button on the computer once. If the machine shuts down and turns off, then it had booted into windows normally and your data should all still be there. If you have a video card in the machine, unplug it, then re-seat it firmly and try again. If the machine is not booting (it doesn't shut down and turn off with a press of power), then unplug the RAM and the video card and press them back in firmly.


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Will not turn on.

Did you try bypassing the switch?

To do so:
  1. Remove the case
  2. Follow the wire from the power switch to the motherboard
  3. Remove the wire from the 2 pins
  4. Use a screw driver and touch both pins at the same time, creating a connection

That would be the equivalent of switching the computer on, if it powers on then you know the switch is bad and just need to replace it. If it does not turn on I would be 99% sure it is the motherboard as you already swapped the power supply.

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Windows Vista doesn't shut down the machine by default when you press the power button. Additionally, if you look at the bottom of the start menu you'll see this:


The button on the left, highlighted here in bronze, does NOT turn the machine off in Windows - it suspends it, which requires power. When the battery runs down, the power goes out and you get this message the next time you start up.

Some laptops also indicate suspend mode by flashing the power light.

Happily, if you click on the little right facing arrow a menu pops up, one of the options of which is "Shut down" and this will bring Windows down properly and fully.

You can also change the function of the power switch (which defaults to suspend, NOT shut down) by going into the power options from Control Panel:


Selecting one of the above options will allow you to set the power button and closing the lid to turn the machine off fully, not suspend it.

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The power box is going bad. It's a matter of time before it will not turn back on. you will see. i would get a new one from ebay and replace it.

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Click Start, then turn off computer, and make sure that your computer is not set to standby or hibernate. This works if you are running Windows XP or Windows 2000. Hope this helps!

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