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Emachine T2862 User complains it will not power on all of the suddent without warning. No LED lights. No fan spin. I opened the case and do not see green LED on the mobo. I tried anbother PSU and now see a green LED on the mobo, however, it still will not power on. I tested the CMOS battery was at least 3V and tried reseting the jumber on the BIOS config, reseated RAM in both slots, tried good RAM, tried a known good FAN. This thing will NOT turn on. I know her PSU is bad, when it went, I think it shorted out a capcitor or killed some part on the motherboard. Any ideas? Know any links besides ebay that has refurmished emachine systemboards? I would not get a new one but the user may want to. i will tell her that I recommend she invest the money that she would pay for a refurbished piece a junk eMachine, save it and instead invest in a Compaq, Dell or IBM desktop. Maybe a ThinkCentre. What tests can I do on the mobo to see if it has a short? Can I put a voltmeter on it some place? Do I have to use a giant ociliscope? HELP!!!!

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It sounds like the motherboard is toast

Didn't find anything on EBay for a motheboard

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