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Processor? I have a T2792 emachine. The machine will shut down right in the middle of doing something, but doesn't power all the way off. The green power button turns a solid yellow and stays on along with the hard drive light and disk drive light. All the fans stay running. It's like it goes into hybernation, but the only way to get it back on is to hold in the power button, turn it off, and power back up. I'm running 1.5G ram and a 500W power supply. Any Idea's? Michael

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  • MLawler1031 Apr 09, 2008

    E machine model W3506:
    I don't remember the exact symptoms the first time I started having problems because it was several months ago and I didn't have the money to replace the power supply at that time. At that time things started to go bad, like the disc would stop working then the monitor would go blank and finally it wouldn't boot at all.

    I replaced the power supply and cleaned the machine last week and things worked fine.

    Yesterday the machine shut itself down. I rebooted and it worked fine.

    Today it went down and I rebooted. It came up and ran about 15 minutes before it shut down. I rebooted and it worked about three minutes. I turned the power off for several hours and then turned it on and it came up for about three minutes before shutting itself down.

    To me its acting like an overheating problem.

    Is there a component or a virus that would cause this or do I have another bad power supply?

    MLawler1031@Netscape.Net

  • Dwayne Stewart May 11, 2010

    It's possible to be a power supply problem. These are frequent. Restarts and shutdowns may be a sign of this. If you say your computer goes into "hibernate" mode instead, it may be software related. Do you have any virus protection on that computer?

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The power box is going bad. It's a matter of time before it will not turn back on. you will see. i would get a new one from ebay and replace it.

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