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Main power switch does not work

It will not turn on or off with the main power switch. The soft button work for powering on, but to power off I have to wait until it does a times out power off.

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You should try assigning the shutdown program to a certain button
so that it takes 0 taps.

Posted on Jul 03, 2008


Hello Rabfixit,

I had the same problem with mine and found a nice little program called ShutDown. It's freeware and does just what it says. I put it in it's own category so that it only takes 2 taps; choose the category then tap the program.

Posted on Jul 01, 2008


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From your diagnoses you may have a bad Power On switch, or a bad Power Supply.


An ATX power on switch is connected to the motherboard's Front Panel header.
From there the circuit is continued through the ATX main power cable, and into the Power Supply.

The Power On switch connects the Soft Power On wire, to Ground.
(The Soft Power On wire is abbreviated as PS_ON. The wire is Green)

If the Power On switch is bad the Power Supply will not turn on.

A bad Power Supply will have a weak voltage power rail, (Or more than one)
Enough power to light LED lights, and perhaps spin fans, but not enough power to turn the Processor on.
No Processor operating, no computer.

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

2) EACH fan uses 2 to 3 Watts.

3) A typical Processor can use from 51 to 125 Watts. Depends on what Processor it is.
(Older Intel Pentium III's, and comparative AMD processors used less than 51 Watts)

You may have enough power to light that LED light, but not enough to spin fans, or turn the Processor on.

There is a simple test to see if the problem is the Power On switch, or the Power Supply.
Bypass the Power On switch.

A jumper wire is used to temporarily connect the Soft Power On wire to ANY Ground wire.
The connection is made at the Back of the ATX main power cable's connector, with the ATX main power cable plugged into the motherboard, and computer plugged into power.

1) The Asus M2N-MX (And SE version) motherboard uses a 24-pin ATX main power cable.

This is one example of a 24-pin ATX main power cable, and it's respective connector on the motherboard,

Looking at the photo to the far right, shows the 24-pin ATX main power cable plugged into the motherboard.
This is the position for the test.
(Computer also plugged into power)

The BACK of the connector is where the wires go into the connector.
The jumper wire is used on the Back side of the connector.

One end of the jumper wire goes down into the socket hole with the Green wire.
(Soft Power On wire)
The other end of the jumper wire goes down into ANY socket hole with a Black wire in it.
ALL Black wires are Ground wires.

The jumper wire goes down into the socket hole RIGHT NEXT TO the existing wire.
The jumper wire MUST go down into the socket hole far enough to touch a metal terminal.

At the end of every wire going down into the ATX main power cable's connector, is a metal terminal.
The metal terminal is pretty far down in the socket hole.

The preferred jumper wire used is a paper clip.
The paper clip's diameter is small enough, to go right next to the existing wire in the socket hole, and touch the metal terminal.

The paper clip is straightened out, then bent into a U-shape.
The 'legs' of the U-shape go down into the two socket holes.
The middle is wrapped with a few wraps of black plastic electrical tape.
The taped area is for your finger, and thumb to hold onto.

The voltage is 5 Volts DC.
Two D cell flashlight batteries produce 3 Volts DC.
There may be a small spark when you make the connection, advising you in advance.

The connection made is no longer than 2 seconds.
(The Power On switch is a Momentary Contact Switch)

Computer comes on, (Power Supply actually) you know you have a bad Power On switch.
Computer does Not come on, you know you have a bad Power Supply.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

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Suggest you bypass the Power On switch with a jumper wire used on the Soft Power On of the Power Supply.

If the Power Supply comes on, you have a bad Power On switch.

If the Power Supply does Not come on, you have a bad Power Supply.

The Power On switch is located inside the plastic Power On button.
This is one generic Power On switch that I have found fits many computers,

The jumper wire is used on the 24-pin ATX main power cable.
This is an example of a 24-pin ATX main power cable, and it's connector,

Dell Support > Dimension 5100 > Technical Overview > System Board Components,

The 24-pin ATX main power cable is plugged into the motherboard, as shown in the photo to the right, on the Playtool link.

The jumper wire is used to make a Momentary (Brief) contact, with the green wire, and ANY Black wire.

The Green wire is the Soft Power On wire.
ANY Black wire is a Ground wire.

There is a correct procedure for doing this.
The safety risk is very minimal.
The Soft Power On voltage is 5 Volts DC.
Two D cell batteries produce 3 Volts DC.

An insulated wire should be used. You may wish to wear a glove on the hand that connects the jumper wire, just for an added feeling of safety.

Should you wish to know the correct procedure, simply state so in a Comment. Believe upper right of your page.

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My t3065 e machine was powered down manually 1 week ago when I got back to it to turn it on nothing happens, the power cord and wall plug are fine

Perhaps during the interlude that the eMachines wasn't being used, there was a power outage, or lightning struck nearby.

The first hardware component that I would check, would be the Power On switch, and Power Supply.

Bypass the Power On switch to see if the problem is the Power On switch, or the Power Supply.

If bypassing turns the Power Supply on, the problem is the Power On switch.

If bypassing does Not turn the Power Supply on, the problem is the Power Supply.

Inside the plastic Power On button, is a Power On switch.
It is a Momentary Contact Switch.

Below is one example of a Power On switch, I have found to fit many computers.

Bypassing is done with a jumper wire, inserted into the back of the 20/24-pin ATX main power cable connector.

The jumper wire Briefly, touches the Soft Power On wire (Green) terminal down in the connector, and ANY Ground terminal. (Black)

I listed 20/24-pin above, because I don't know if the T3065 uses a 20-pin ATX main power cable connector, or a 24-pin ATX main power cable connector.

Below is an example of a 20-pin ATX main power cable, and it's corresponding connector,

The photo all the way to the Right, shows the back of the connector.
It is plugged into the motherboard.

The Front of the connector is plugged into the female socket on the motherboard.
The Back of the connector is shown, and this is the area the power wires go down into.

Here you can see the green Soft Power On wire.
ANY of those Black wires are Ground wires.

I have Not detailed this procedure yet.

Do Not attempt it until I do.

I want to know first, if you are interested in doing the procedure, and will also outline any safety issues involved.

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