Question about E-Machines T2682 (000002965) PC Desktop

1 Answer

Emachine T2682 boots then dies

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?
Thanks!

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • drakesbay Feb 23, 2008

    ok- so does that mean I need a new mobo? Maybe time to call it quits on this emachine mess and just pull the hard drive to an external case on another machine.

    Thanks!

  • drakesbay Feb 23, 2008

    Thanks so much Hanto! I did what you've mentioned and unplugged everything except the 2 plugs leading to the motherboard. The computer booted, cpu fan went on,then quickly turned off. After another 45 secs or so and some noises, the cpu fan turned back on and ran for another 30 secs or so, more noises and stopped, then paused for 45secs- 1min, and turned back on. This is continuing even as I type. This was the "cycling" I was hearing when the monitor would cut out and although the fan would sporatically come back on line, the monitor wouldn't regain connection.

  • drakesbay Feb 23, 2008

    Thanks again Hanto! I'll attempt to replace the fan next- that was kinda my thought but so glad to have expert advice on this one! The idea to pull all the plugs to troubleshoot was a winner!

    Thanks again!

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 226 Answers

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.

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

  • 4 more comments 
  • Ravel Lively
    Ravel Lively Feb 23, 2008

    Anything that has a power plug on it could be causing the problem, anything from a floppy drive to the hard drive or the CD drive. So best thing to do to eliminate the possibilities is to unplug everything except the motherboard from the Power supply.. See if the motherboard CPU fan will then operate and continue to operate for at least 5 minutes. Assuming that it does, plug in one device at a time until you see the problem again, and you will have found the culprit

  • Ravel Lively
    Ravel Lively Feb 23, 2008

    Be careful of electrical shorts caused by tools, metal contacts, loose jumpers, and any other assorted possibilites..

  • Ravel Lively
    Ravel Lively Feb 23, 2008

    Capacitors often go bad causing shorts on the motherboard, but as I stated above, motherboards are not the only possibility but are generally the most likely cause of the problem.

  • Ravel Lively
    Ravel Lively Feb 23, 2008

    You could be destroying your cpu, memory, video card, and any other motherboard attached device by letting it cycle like that.

  • Ravel Lively
    Ravel Lively Feb 23, 2008

    Replace the CPU fan just on hunch before disposing of the motherboard.

  • Ravel Lively
    Ravel Lively Feb 23, 2008

    And do NOT run the motherboard with CPU attached unless there is a fully operational CPU fan attached to the CPU.. else you run some major risks of killing the cpu

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

During loading of window drivers the machine shut off.


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.

Jul 27, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Emachine shuts off when Windows starts to load


what os are you running? if xp try booting to repair console and run "fixboot" and or "fixmbr".

Jul 15, 2009 | E-Machines Emachine T5026 power supply **...

1 Answer

T2682 emachine running fine video lite went yellow & HD also


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.

May 10, 2009 | E-Machines T2682 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Emachine t5230 cpu fan too fast


Hi orinzelenak,

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.

Good Luck

Mark

Jan 04, 2009 | E-Machines T2682 (000002965) PC Desktop

1 Answer

Can not power up


To my personal experience eMachine MB's dies a slow aggravating death. I have had 2 that went janky and would take about 15 power up tries to boot. Probably the situation you are in now.

Did the power supply you had go bad? I seem to recall a bit of an issue with some older machines in the 2k series that when the Power supply died it took out the MB with it.

Sep 28, 2008 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

1 Answer

ATX-250-12E


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.

Sep 01, 2008 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Computer is an eMachine


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

Nov 24, 2007 | Instek Power Supply, Triple Output, DC,...

2 Answers

Restore disks


Alot of manufactures will include restore disks with the pc. However if you don't have them anymore you will need to order them from the manufacture either on-line or over the phone. Hope this helps.

Sep 12, 2007 | E-Machines T2682 (000002965) PC Desktop

Not finding what you are looking for?
E-Machines T2682 (000002965) PC Desktop Logo

169 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top E-Machines Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Matthew Spark
Matthew Spark

Level 3 Expert

1066 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18381 Answers

Are you an E-Machines Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...