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I have emachine w3052. The

My emachine w3052 would not come on. Removed the front and side panel. When front panel was removed the wires were disconnected. Have pwr led location but dont know where the others hook up. So I can see if it will come on. Does it have fuses? or reset switch?

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  • jackthemac May 09, 2009

    if anyone has an image of the front panel wires conected to mother board i would apreaciate it, close in pics plz so i can see all prongs and wires.



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The board should have markings indicating where to put the wire. It will probably be abbreviated such as "PW" or something similar.

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The power on and off bottom in my e-machines t2220 tower can I fix it?

A) The professional method:
Replace the Power On switch, that is located inside the plastic Power On Button assembly.

B) Non-professional:
Using an ATX power on switch, and externally.

I'll try to keep it short, but it never seems to!

The plastic front of your computer is the Front Panel.
The Front Panel removes.

Access to the Power On Button assembly, is achieved by removing the Front Panel, then the Center Bezel.

(I double-space sentences in the hope, that it is easier for someone to read; using their phone)

Front view of your eMachines T2220,

View of the removable Center Bezel, (Which of course, has the Power On Button assembly in it),

Viewing the right side of the Center Bezel image, note what looks like TABS; protruding from the right side.

These Tabs are what hold the Center Bezel, to the plastic Front Panel. They are on both sides.

Moving forward..........

Looking at the front of the computer, the left Side Panel removes.
Should be two Thumbscrews to loosen.

They are loosened all the way, and should Not remove completely.
(But if the little lock clip is missing, it/they may)

The back edge of the left Side Panel, should also have a finger-pull formed in it.
The Side Panel is pulled to the back of the computer.

The Side Panel should have Tabs on the top edge, and bottom edge.
These tabs also have a hooked end.

Due to this, the Side Panel is pulled back until it stops, then moved very slightly forward, and brought straight out to remove.


Now follow Anti-Static Procedures;

Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.
Relieve your body of Static BEFORE reaching inside your computer.

Computer on a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open;
TOUCH an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of the open, computer case.
This action will relieve your body of Static.

IF, you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again upon your return.

Moving on.......

I BELIEVE, that the Center Bezel can be removed, without having to remove the Front Panel.
I however may be wrong.

The tabs that lock the Center Bezel to the Front Panel, may not be able to be released; until the Front Panel itself is removed.

(I know. It's beginning to look like fun(?), huh?)

IF, the Center Bezel itself can be removed, then only the wires for the;
1) Power On switch
2) Power On LED light
3) Harddrive activity LED light,

,may need to be disconnected.

However; if the Front Panel needs to be removed, it gets a little more complicated.

The Front Panel also has two USB ports, in it; plus a Headphone jack, and Microphone jack.

Doesn't take a rocket scientist to disconnect those wires from the motherboard, but does make it a little more complicated.

So.........see if you can ease the Center Bezel out. Make take using a flat tipped tool to start.
(I'm going to 'hate myself in the morning'.........
Tool perhaps like a butterknife )

Don't get Neanderthal on it, just see if you can ease the Center Bezel off, by working on one side.
If it doesn't just pop off -> Stop.

Remove the Front Panel.

You may wish to make notes, and a drawing, BEFORE disconnecting the wires from the motherboard; as to where those wires go.

However the motherboard is an ECS L7VMM, and here is how to access the motherboard manual,

Click on the Download tab.
(Features / Specification / Download / Certification / FAQ / etc)

Click on the blue Down Arrow, to the right of the - Select OS - box.
Click on any Ol' Windows O/S that you want.
You are just going after the manual.

In the list click on -> + Manual(1)

(OS, and O/S stands for Operating System)

Also if you post back in a Comment, and need help in reconnecting those wires; I should be able to guide you step, by step.

Front Panel, or Center Bezel off;

The Power On Button assembly should have plastic tabs on it.
They snap into slots in the Center Bezel.
Due to the age, and constant heat, they may be BRITTLE.

I would use a hair dryer set on low heat, and with constantly moving the hair dryer nozzle back and forth slowly; soften the plastic tabs.
Then see if you can remove the Power On Button assembly.

The Power On switch, should be a part of the plastic Power On Button assembly.
At this point I use the hair dryer again, and soften it's plastic tabs enough; so I can ease the Power On switch out.

This style of Power On switch is used for a LOT of computers, and it may be the same for yours,

The non-professional approach of course, is to connect an ATX power on switch like the example; and hang it out of the Power On Button's hole, after removing Power On Button assembly from Center Bezel.

If you have never worked on a computer before, the above may seem daunting. (Also because I over detail, what could be more simply put)

However it is my belief that conversing back, and forth in Comments; I should be able to help you overcome any problems you may have with this.


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How To Remove Front Panel For t5048 Emachines Tower

The eMachines T5048 Desktop PC, uses the NexGen 2 computer case.
(Also uses an Intel D102GGC2 motherboard)


The front panel is the Front Bezel.
It is removed by grasping the right side of it, and pulling out, G-E-N-T-L-Y

There Power On switch wires, Power On LED wires, USB front panel wires, Card Reader wires, etc., are still attached.

(Page 47 - Removing the Front Bezel )

{ Note*
Usually there are plastic tabs formed out of the Front Panel, and they snap into slots in the metal computer case frame.

Usually 3 per side. They are flat, and have a hooked end.
They are pressed to the outside, or inside of the case, to release the hooked end away from the side of the slot.

LOOK at the tab. Look at the hooked end. SEE which direction THAT flat tab should be eased over to, in order to bring the hooked end away from the side of the slotted hole.

When the hooked end is in the middle of the slotted hole, the flat tab can then be eased OUT of the slotted hole.

DO NOT assume all tabs go in the same direction }

[ The area of contact pins on the motherboard, that the wires from the Front Panel go to, (Except for the USB and Card Reader), is the Front Panel header.

This link shows you the Front Panel header pinout,

Click on the blue file name -
Intel Desktop Board D102GGC2 Product Guide - English (PDF)

{It's a Motherboard User Manual }

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How to hook up the face plate of a emachine w3400 Wich includes 3 wires 1 power butten and 2 led lights

Look at the pinout of the Front Panel header, of the eMachine W3400's motherboard.

The plastic front of the computer is the Front Panel.
The area of pins on the motherboard, that the cables (Wires) from the Front Panel connect to,
is the Front Panel header.

The motherboard for an eMachines W3400 desktop computer is an MSI ms-7145
(Micro Star International)

Orient the motherboard in your view so that we are both looking at it the same way.
Processor to the Top, Ram Memory slots to the Right, white PCI slots (3) to the Bottom.

JFP1 is the Front Panel header.
(Junction Front Panel 1)

JFP1 is on the Bottom Right corner. There are two columns of pins arranged vertically.
(The JFP1 header runs parallel to the Right side of the motherboard)

The Left side column of the JFP1 header is numbered Odd.
Starting at the Top and going Down, the pins are numbered;
1, 3, 5, 7, and 9

The Right side column is numbered Even.
Starting at the Top and going Down, the pins are numbered:
2, 4, 6, and 8.
There is NO Pin 10

A) Pins 1 and 3 are for the HarDDrive Activity LED light. (HDD)
If the LED light is dim will operating switch the wires around

B) Pins 5 and 7 are for the Reset switch. (Reset button)
> IF Used

C) Pin 9 is Not used. (NC. No Connection)

D) Pins 2 and 4 are for the Power On LED light (If dim switch the wires around)

E) Pins 6 and 8 are for the Power On switch. (Power On button)

Trace the wires back to the Power On switch. Even if it means temporarily removing part of the Front Panel to see.

Same with the LED lights.
See which wires go to the Power On LED, and HDD Activity LED. (Harddrive Activity LED)

Follow the 3 wires, and tell me where they go to on the Front Panel.
USB port?
Memory Card Reader?
Firewire port? (a1394)

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PULL! HARD! ... but do not pull more than 3 inches,
because some small wires connect the lamps on the front-panel
into the inside of the case, and you don't want to break those wires.

Works for my eMachine. :-)

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Need to add RAM


Located here is the actual specifications of your W3052.

The DDR means "double data rate", SDRAM is "synchronous dynamic random access memory" and DIMM is for "dual inline memory module". These are the way manufacturers describe the specific speed, type, and packaging of the memory. You need to get the correct combination for your computer in order for it to function properly. The PC2100 is NOT correct, at the very least it will slow your computer down, and possibly will not work at all. You should use PC2700.

If you wish to add another 512MB taking your computer to 1GB total, then you only need 1 module, a 512MB, like the one that came in the computer. Do not purchase a 1GB module expecting it to work properly with the one already there. It probably won't. If you want to max out your computer's memory taking it to 2GB, then you will need to purchase 2 each 1GB modules, and remove the existing 512MB module.

When you go to the computer store, you ask for either "one five-hundred-twelve megabyte, PC2700, DDR, SDRAM DIMM memory module" or "two one-gigabyte, PC2700, DDR, SDRAM DIMM memory modules".

The part numbers from, Kingston, one of the major add-on memory makers are shown here:

512MB = KVR333X64C25/512
1GB = KVR333X64C25/1G

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