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I have a emachine t2862

And i unhooked the cords to take the front off the computer the onesthat allow me to push the power button and it turn on the cordsplugs say pwr lew and pwr s/w and hdd led and i dono how to put themback and i need to know in what order they go in

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Is it 12 pins should say pw meens main power sideways acros set red in p then over one never up and down then go to r for reset do that one 2 pins then oiver to next one to u see it start up then idd pled so on

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We have a emachine w2060 and my mother unhooked 3 small cords looking for a power problem the small green and white the small red and white and the small black and white? i dont know where they belong so...

Unfortunately eMachine manuals are not very thorough. Here is a link to the support page for your computer:

w2060 Support

At the bottom of the page is a support telephone number. Call and explain that you need the front panel pinout for your computer. That's what it sounds like you have disconnected. There is also a link for online chat if that is an option.

I did find this page eMachine Pinouts that may be of help to you. It does not give the colors of the wires, but look for the abbreviations on the connectors such as HDD, PWR, and PWR LED.

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Emachine T2862

have you try to test your power supply if it actually works? try 2 remove it from your pc plug the power chord on it and short the GREEN and BLACK wires using a pin or any conductor u can use. see if it turn on lights and fan turns on when you do that.

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It's ironic that you ask me this question today-- i am just now carrying in another eMachine computer to fix. Anyway, unfortunately I do not have one that is the same model as yours (T2742). However, I did some quick research and found that yours has the same exact motherboard as the T2898 which I made the diagram for!

The following eMachine models share the same motherboard (and thus the same front panel layout):
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For further reference, I would like to share this diagram for the eMachines T6544 in case someone else may need this model. This is the computer I just carried in... might as well share.
By the way, the power switch doesn't need to be oriented any particular way (positive and negative), which is why the switches are not labeled as + or -. Switches can be wired either way and they will work the same.

Hope this helps.

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E-machine model T2862 pin-out for the 10-pin front panel header is screen-printed on my Emachine's motherboard, but is so small and far away from the actual pin location, that it is likely being overlooked. If looking into the computer case from the side where you remove the panel, the header looks like a row of four pins with one missing at the farthest right pin location, and a row of 5 pins underneath that, with the fifth pin directly below the missing (key) pin in the row above it. Starting on the first row, you would install the 2-pin connector from the front panel labeled "Power LED" to the leftmost and 2nd from the left pins. (You may need to switch it around to get it to work as the LED is polarized. You will know as soon as the system starts to boot up if it is on properly, as this light burns constantly if the unit is on.) Then, to the right of that connection, you would connect the 2-pin connector labeled "Power Switch" to the 3rd and 4th pins from the left on the first row. (It does not matter which way around this connector plugs on, as all we are really doing is allowing the front panel button to connect these pins together to turn the system's power supply on when you press the button.) OK! Drop down to the BOTTOM row of pins below the first row. To the leftmost and 2nd from the left pins on the second row you will install the connector labeled "HDD LED". (Again, you may have to switch it around to get it to work since it is polarized. You will have to watch the system boot up and as the hard drive is accessed, you will see it blinking randomly if it is connected properly. NOTE: You will not damage anything if this or the power LED is hooked up wrong. They simply will not function. So don't fret, just switch them around.) Next, the header has room to connect a reset switch if your system has one. (Mine does not.) You would install the 2-pin connector labeled "RESET" to the 3rd and 4th pins from the left on the second row of pins. (Again, this is a connector that works fine regardless of which way around you install it, as it simply lets the reset button connect these pins to reset the system when the button is pressed.) Finally, you will notice one pin is left unused below the missing (KEY) pin. As far as I know, this pin does nothing, but is likely a ground or maybe a source for DC power as I have seen before. The unused pin above it is for manufacturers who make one connector coming from the front of the case which is pre-wired with all these functions, so the connector (usually with 10 total possible wire locations) can have that one location sealed or capped to prevent someone from installing it the wrong way around and potentially sending voltages somewhere they shouldn't be going, or causing something to not work properly. I made a quick pic in MS Paint below for better reference:


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