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EMachines T2958 Destktop Computer Power Problems

Ok, so we just moved & when I pulled the computer out of the box it was in, the face-place of the como thputer came off. 3 wires pulled out with it. This is the colors & what they say:
HDD LED- RED & WHITE
PWR LED- GREEN & WHITE
PWR S/W- BLACK & WHITE
Now ALL I need to know is in WHAT ORDER do they go back on the little strip with all the prong things...
Really need this computer back up & running!! Please Help Me!!!! :

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There are several things to think about here. First off, you have *six* wires ... 3 pairs ;-)

1. Your computer only *NEEDS* to have the power switch wires (the black/white pair) connected, so if you can figure out where to hook these up, the computer will work. The "LED"'s are just lights so that *you* can tell it's on and when the hard disk is being used.

2. I can't say for sure, but most manufacturers put these wires into some sort of arrangement that plugs into a one-way connector ... in other words, the wires are all ganged together in one "plug" and there is a tab or projection or slot that keeps you from putting the wires in the wrong way. If your wire sets are connected in one plug, it's should be fairly simple. From the sound of it, though, they're separate, so keep reading.

3. Make sure your computer is plugged into power. Take a pair of needle-nose pliers with rubber handles and place the point between each set of two prongs, so it is "bridging" between them. You will be completing a circuit with the nose of the pliers (it's fairly low power, but use the rubber handled pliers anyway for safety). When the computer starts, you'll have found the two prongs that the black/white pair should be attached to. It doesn't matter whether the black goes to one and the white to the other; it's just a switch.

After this, you've only got 2 wire pairs and 4 prongs left, so trial and error should allow you to connect the other wires. I'd start with the Green/White pairs first. When the computer is ON, the LED for power should also be ON.

Good luck with your troubleshooting!

Posted on Apr 28, 2010

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