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Will not boot up at start

T2882 will not power up @ on/off control button. If I power down plug strip for 30 - 60 sec. then start button works fine and computer starts as it should. Do you think this is hardware or software issue? Thanks

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  • Putters Mar 29, 2008

    helpmonkey thanks for help I cleaned out tower with air can thinking that was the problem as well. But alas no go , but I must show ignorance as I don't know what the mobo is ? please advise. Thanks

  • Putters Mar 29, 2008

    motherboard right?

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Hi Putter, just inplug the PC's power cord from the power strip & connect it directly into a wall jack. From your description you have a faulty power strip.

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This sounds like a mobo issue .... if the machine has been in service for a while or is in a dusty environment a good internal vacume / brushing to remove dust buildup from the mobo might help.... also disconnect and reconnect the main powwer connectors from the mobo... the power button on the case is simply a contact which jumpers the two pins on the mobo... the actual power switching takes place withing the power circuits built into the mobo... you may also try a mobo driver update if it is available

Posted on Mar 29, 2008

Hi Putters ... correct the motherboard ... in your power options is the power button set to turn off the system or go into standby .... if is is set to standby change it to power down... also did you update the Intel 845G Chipset Driver from eMachine?

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