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E-machines desktop PC will not power up at all

We were given an older e-machines desktop computer with a standard tower. It worked fine for a month or two, but then one day we went to use it and the power up button does not even work. The power source is fine, but no sounds, no nothing. Help.

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  • jangel Jun 07, 2008

    wow same thing. have had computer for a few years and monday morning nothing when you push the on button. everything was fine. no hint of a problem just wont power up. thought for sure power supply had failed until i read your post, now i am unsure about ordering a new power supply. is there a way to test this one or do i have to just spend the $30 and hope for the best.



    john

  • Anonymous Jun 08, 2008

    Similar problem to the June 7 post. Came back from 2-week vacation, and was unable to power-up the machine. Pressing ON-button has no effect; light does not come on. The power cord is plugged into a power strip with other peripherals (monitor, mouse, printer, router), which are all OK - and all on same power strip.

    There were no power outage or surge events while I was away, since no other electronic devices in house show any signs of power disruption - just the PC (4-yr-old T2984 desktop, by the way).



    1. Tried mfgr's suggested step of removing power cord for at least 10 seconds, then reconnecting it, and then powering up - to no avail.

    2. Tried using a different power strip socket - no effect.

    3. Tried using a different power cord - no effect.

    4. Have not yet opened case (waiting to hear reply from trusted expert).

    Suspect Power Supply, but have seen posts elsewhere that indicate PS failure could cause other problems

  • Anonymous Jun 14, 2008

    Yeh, I was just given an Emachine that just quit running. I replaced the power supply, and checked the power switch(with multi meter-ok) on the front of the machine. Still very much dead. I suspect the circuit on the mother board has failed. I Will pull it apart later, but don't have much faith as it is an emachine....Rick

  • ronq Jun 28, 2008

    Have the same problem, cannot power up the unit. It was working fine, when I returned from a trip it was dead. I too suspect the power supply, but I'd like to verify berfore I order a new one.

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1) Check and see if the switch on the power supply is turned on (if there is one).

If it still won't turn on then most likely the power supply is dead. It's not very expensive to replace.
The other explanation might be that the power-on switch maybe broken...

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