I have an Emachine T2682 that wouldn't power on a month ago. I decided to change the power supply to try and "save" the computer. Got new power supply hooked up and computer turns on. Goes through initial XP welcome screen, loads my initial startup programs, but when I try to get beyond that and access any documents or programs it quits. My monitor goes black and says "no input", and the computer makes different noises. I still have the cover off while I've been working and the fan on the motherboard stops spinning just before the computer quits working. The computer continues after basically going off-line to try and find itself, and does a lot of cycling, but no life back to allow me to access it.
Is this a hard drive issue since I can't access info?
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Re: Emachine T2682 boots then dies
Nope, if the fan on any of the equipment stops, then its a power problem. Hightly suspect the motherboard is at fault loading down the power supply and even possibly burning out the power supply. I've seen it happen to many times.
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go into systen bios and set the default leave it there for a good duration doing notheing. see if the machine dies if not save the setting and reinstall using the Boot from CD.
DO not Boot from HD
try a different CD drive unit too.
The first thing you should do is remove the video card and try to boot
the PC using the onboard video (video on the Motherboard) and see if
that solves the problem. If it does, try putting the video card back
in in a DIFFERENT PCI slot and try it again. Sometimes Windows loses
its marbles about
cards inserted into PCI slots. My nieces eMachine loses its marbles
over the Wireless LAN card about once a year, so I just move it to a
different slot (swap it with the phone modem card). If that makes it
flaky again, try updating the video card drivers. If it doesn't help,
your video card is shot.
If it isn't the video card, try taking out one memory chip at a time and booting with the
first one in. If that doesn't do it, swap the memory chip with the
other one and try booting it again. If needed, replace bad chips....
After that, it is probably the power supply or the MB itself. Swap out
the power supply first. If it is not the power supply, then it is
probably the MB, and you are SOL.
This may seem like to simple, but try checking to see if the technician plugged the fan power supply into the correct pin for it. It sounds like the fan is plugged into a external plug directly from the power supply and not into the board, which would control the fan speed for you. Give a look, and maybe it's just that simple.
Randy, a power supply is relatively cheap even for a good computer.I suggest you should get a new one and get rid of the old one...you can't scrap it for parts especially if it's burnt or shortcircuited...Hope it helps, have a good day.
Well Most Likely Your Problem Is A Bad Connection Of Power To The Hard Drive Or Motherboard Also You Should Check The IDE Or SATA Cable That Goes From The MotherBoard To The Hard Drive Is Securely Connected On Both Ends