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Emachine T2984 won't power up

My emachine will not power up. I tested the switch and it functions. There is a green light lit on the motherboard. I changed the power supply and got the same result. Any suggestions? Is there a fuse on the motherboard somewhere?

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  • Stingingfork Apr 18, 2008

    I have the same issue. The motherboard led lights up when I plug in the power cord to the PSU but the PC doesn't boot up when I press the power switch. I had a tester for the PSU and it shows as being good. I pulled the front cover off and inspected the wiring to the power switch and all looks well. I've also got a Soyo Diagnostic Card and plugged it in but the only light that is illuminated is the standby power indicator. When testing the PSU the fan on the PSU comes on but once I plug the 20 pin connector back to the motherboard the fan is dead on the PSU as well as the cooling fan on the CPU with only the led on the motherboard being illuminated. I assume that the MB is bad but could anyone confirm and if so is an Intel board this old still available to purchase?

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First, Check your ram. If not seated, it will not power up. Also, do you hear a series of beeps or not? Need a better & more exact description of problem and what occurs

Posted on Apr 14, 2008

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E Machine T 2984 13 months old, my symptoms are exactly the same. Removed and replaced ram, new ps, green light on mb remains on, no beeps. Is there a fuse on the mb?

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

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