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Computer will seem to start, but

Good morning, I have a e-machine t-5212 I believe. I can power on the computer and it wiil start and display the spash screen withe the rolling bar then the screen goes blank and the hd seems to stop working...any ideas?

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If the screen comes up and goes blank again,

1.Remove and replace your RAM with a known good RAM to test with, if it persist or continue, then

2.repair your operating system by re-updating it,this will help it to recover from the missing files

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Emachine T 5212, when i turn it on,, a siren sounds,,then computer shuts off


In your computer (as well as other gadgets), the battery powers a chip called the Real Time Clock (RTC)chip. The RTC is essentially a quartz watch that runs all the time, whether or not the computer has power. The battery powers this clock. When the computer boots up, part of the process is to query the RTC to get the correct time and date. A little quartz clock like this might run for five to seven years off of a small battery. Then it is time to replace the battery.

This does not explain why your computer would not boot, however. You would expect the computer to boot fine but have an incorrect time and date. The reason your computer would not boot is because the RTC chip also contains 64 (or more) bytes of random access memory (RAM). The clock uses 10 bytes of this space, leaving 54 bytes for other purposes. The BIOS stores all sorts of information in the CMOS RAM area, like the number of floppy and hard disk drives, the hard disk drive type, etc. If the CMOS RAM loses power, the computer may not know anything about the hard disk configuration of your machine, and therefore it cannot boot.

Many more modern computers are not quite so dependent on the CMOS RAM. They store the settings innon-volatile RAM that works without any power at all. If the battery goes dead, the clock fails but the computer can still boot using the information in the non-volatile RAM area. I would change the battery and make sure unit is unplugged and my other hand is touching the metal frame on the computer to stop static discharge. Blow out the inside of the computer completely.Start computer with case off and make sure all the fans run and don't sound like a siren.Replace anything not running.It may not boot if the BIOS can't see the hard drives. You might have to start computer and watch the screen and when it asks you to hit a key to get into like the bios do it and see if you can reset it. If nothing seems be running right maybe the power supply went out they are real cheep at Tiger Direct.

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This is not a full solution, it is a partial solution, and something I would like you to try;

1) Unplug the computer from power.
2) Press, and hold the Power On button in for a count of at least 5 seconds.
Let go of the Power On button.

Perform this procedure 2 more times.

3) Plug the computer back into power. WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.

If the computer doesn't turn on you have a bad Power Supply.

Weak voltage power rail

Computer may have enough power to light LED lights, and perhaps spin fans, but not enough power to turn the Processor on.

A) If ALL of the LED lights were on at once, they would use less than 1 Watt of power.

B) EACH fan uses 2 to 3 Watts of power.

3) A typical Processor can use from 51 to 125 Watts of power.
Maximum power consumption will depend on what Processor it is.

So you see a Power Supply with a weak voltage power rail, will have enough power to light LED lights, and perhaps spin fans, but not enough power to turn the Processor on.

[ You press the Power On button.
The first chipset on the motherboard to receive power, is the BIOS chipset. { Basic Input/Output System}

BIOS looks to see what devices are installed, does a Ram Memory count, turns the Processor on, then hands the computer over to the Operating System.

{Windows XP and Windows 7, are but two examples of an O/S }

I do not see what model number of eMachines you have, listed here.
If it is Not one of the slimline models, you may want to try swapping the Power Supply with a KNOWN to be good one.

I post this with the thought in mind, that there may be an unused desktop computer around, and perhaps you could borrow it's Power Supply for a test unit.

This may sound far fetched, as far as having a spare working desktop computer around, but I have had a reply from a poster who stated their relative had one.

If the Power Supply works, you know what the problem is, and how to solve it. Replace the Power Supply.

Replacing a Power Supply in a desktop computer may seem daunting, if you have never performed this procedure before.
It really isn't.

I can guide you on here, and add links which I believe may be beneficial.

Post back in a Comment.

Regards,
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