Question about E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC
I have an EMachine T2085, I've had it for at least 3 years with no problems. It was working fine this morning, no power surge or outage happened.
This evening it will not turn on at all. The power light does not come on, no fan noise... nothing... completely dead.
I've read some of the other posts and looks like it might be a power supply issue?
What are recommendations... ? And just how difficult is it for me to replace power supply myself?
Replacing a power supply is a rather simple affair. Just make sure that the new one purchased has the correct power connectors for your computer. The motherboard will probably have either a 20 or 24-pin connector. Many new power supplies will work with both of these connectors.
Put on your anti-static wrist strap, unplug the power and open the case. The power supply will be connected to the motherboard in at least 2 places and to various other components (CD/DVD drives, hard drives, etc.) disconnect these wires from the everything.
The power supply is most likely connected to the computer's case by 4 phillips head screws. Unscrew these from the back of the computer case and remove the old power supply. Be careful because the power supply may be hanging a centimeter over the case and may fall when unscrewed.
Line up the new power supply with the screw holes on the case and screw the screws in from the outside of the case. Do the top screws first, it will be easier. After that, connect the 20 or 24 pin power connector to the motherboard. Connect the 4-pin processor connector and any other devices (CD/DVD, Hard drive, case fans, etc).
Close up the system and plug it back in. Some power supplies have a switch, make sure its in the on position and power up your system. That's all it takes.
Posted on Jul 10, 2008
Thanks everyone, as you can tell, I'm very new to this...
dave117 if you could point me in the right direction with a link...
it sounds like right now the external USB housing for the drive sounds like the best idea.
My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite a215-s5825, so I'm not sure what would be compatible... actually not even sure where to begin.
Thanks for your help and patience : )
Posted on May 09, 2008
If you are looking to order the "correct" parts then you could locate them at this link
What you might try instead is buying a power supply from a retail store that doesn't charge a restock fee (according to that link it is a standard ATX power supply and judging from the specs I would say it would be a 20 + 4 Pin type) and once you have purchased the power supply you could hook it up and see if this is the only thing causing the problem. If it is not, then return the power supply for a full refund. If it is the motherboard, buying the original motherboard for that unit could be more expensive then buying a new computer. Keep in mind, you could buy a motherboard that matches the specs for your machine but isn't the type that originally came with your computer for less, however you would then need to purchase a new copy of windows.
Posted on May 09, 2008
Obviously you have tried change of power cord, move the pc to another power outlet or test the one you are plugged into with a desk lamp or hair drier or whatever.. Also, some pc's have an on/off switch at the back of the box, especially if it's a tower pc, check that first.
Now, do you have access to another PC? Because it's easier to check this web site out, to see how to replace the power supply.. If not, post here for more help. Rgds,
Hope it helps, Rgds.
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