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My e-machine desktop wont start, and makes a weird noise plus the monitor is blank

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  • damarise12 Mar 08, 2008

    it sounds like tata, tata, and when it starts, stays on for couple of hours, it doent respond with when I press the mouse, or the keyboard the only way I cant turn it off is by disconnecting the power suply

  • damarise12 Mar 08, 2008

    thank you you know the fans turn on, really the only thing I want to do is save some files that I have there

  • damarise12 Mar 09, 2008

    Thanks for your help, the model #is T2042

  • cjain007 Apr 11, 2008

    i also have a same problem of memory dumping. monitor is blank and nothing is working.



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Try to describe the weird noise a wee bit better. Does the weird noise sound more like a series beeps?
While standing in front of the PC case. Remove the left side case panel. Look closely in to the case while it attempts to start up. Do you see any fans & are they spinning? Most Pc's give off warning beeps when there is a problem. Beeps like, (1 short & three long) is a code that can tell what part may be failling.
It would help if you listed your operating system & the model number of your Emachine.

What was the last thing you were doing or (software installed) before the PC started making this weird noise.
Anything else that you may have heard or remember will also help.
Please post back as I do a bit of searching.
Thank you.

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    Mike Peluso Mar 08, 2008

    Hello again damarise12,

    Using your description it may be the hard drive's spindle. That does not mean you can not get your data off of the drive.

    Each time you turn on the PC your wearing down the hard drive. Soon you may not be able to remove your data. Suggest you pull the drive from the system. If it is an IDE drive, (it's connected with a 40 or 80 pin data cable). Slave your hard drive into another computer. Set your drives jumper to function as a slave drive.

    Once in another system the odds are you'll be able to pull some & maybe all your data off. (hopefully).

    If you can not get access to another PC to do this, than buy a new drive for your eMachine. damarise12 you did not mention the model no# so I am unable to suggest another drive & do not know if the system takes a serial ATA SATA or an IDE drive.

    There is no guarantee that your data will be retrievable.

    It's a shot worth taking though.


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Try to check the memory

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