I'm trying to fix my 'mum in laws' (MIL) PC (see above). In basics it will not start when powered up. That said I did get a response when I turned it on and tipped it up onto one side..bingo! Unfortunatly that doesnt work anymore. So far I have tested the HD in a different machine and all is okay. I've changed the cable from the HD to MoBo (tested as working in another machine). Now, 14 months ago my MIL had the same problem and took it to a computer shop. They told her it was the MoBo BUT changed the PSU, 512 RAM and the MoBo. It now has a ATX400 PSU, a AsRockP4V M890 and 512 of Kingston RAM. I cant believe the MoBo is fried again nor that the power supply has given up the ghost. When I do turn the machine on I get its amber light at the front but nothing else. The fan on the Celeron chip works probally meaning there is power coming from the PSU but getting to the MoBo...??? Any help you lovely people can offer I would happily except..I dont have much hair at the best of times :O)
I have this type of computer (just sitting around , not for my main computer) and I had a smilar problem. I took it to a guy I know (who owns a computer repiar shop) an he said the motherboards on this model go haywire about four years after initial power-up. On mine, it caused the power supply to blow-up (literally) and blew out most components. (Floppy drive, Sound card, USB ports, Keyboar/mouse plugs)
I really don't know if What he said is true, but I replaced the powersupply, and now it works fine.
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Re: Emachine 180 (bought 2004)
If your power supply is not plugged into a surge protector, you may be having issues with your line causing your power supply to fail. Do you get any beeps? The bios typically will beep to give you an indication of what is going on?
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A power strip is not sufficient protection against black outs, brown outs, power surges and other electrical interruptions that occur in the house. Many PC components are very sensitive to fluctuations in power and power supplies often are among the first casualties when a serious problem occurs.
To protect yourself against these common power issues you should invest in an Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS. A UPS is basically a battery backup that will provide power when brown-outs or black-outs occur and will protect the delicate electronics in your PC. You can purchase them at most stores that sell computers and components.
this white USB plug has nothing to do with the eMachine not starting up. My guess about the white USB is it might be for your printer (If you have one). USB cable supplies 5volts DC only which it not enough to power a desktop or laptop PC. As far as why the PC will not start, check the back side of the tower. See if the main power cable is plugged into the power supply & it also is plugged into a working wall outlet. There is a small RED slide switch on the back of the power supply. Make sure you can see the numbers & letter, 115v. If the switch is set to 230v move it to 115v. Try starting the PC. See this mini video of the T3646, you'll notice there are two USB ports on the back side of the PC & two more on the front of the case: http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/emachines-t3646/4505-3118_7-32924902.html If this is a new PC, it most likely came with a one year warranty. You should call eMachine for free support. Your documentation will provide a phone number for support. If your eMachine is not new or no longer under warranty let me know by posting here & I'll give you some other possible suggestions that may help get the system to start. Please include the year bought & month
You just need to get a video with dual monitor support , so that you can connect two monitor on that emachine tower , because basically emachine only came with a video card that you can only connect 1 monitor...
A C100 error is a registry error. I suggest that U format the drive and reinstall the 98SE. There are programs (bought) available that may fix this problem, but another perferred choice would be to purchase a XP operating system. Boot up on the XP cd and replace the 98SE with the XP. It's better, faster, prettier and more reliable.
Hi hearalso, down to the basic's. Replace power cord.
No help there than, remove the case's side panel to expose the motherboard. (Normally it is the left side panel while facing the front of the PC.)
Look closely for a small (green in color) led light. The power cord must be connected to the PC & connected to you're power strip but do not press the power on button on the PC.
The green led tell's you the board is receiving 5volts. Check all connections. Un-plug & reconnect every data & power connector in your PC. (Double check). There is a fuse inside your power supply that may have blown. Check you're manual page, Approva Statements B-1. Fuse Warning Instruction Caution.
Check fuse in power supply. (Unplug power cord before opening).
If you can not power up the PC after all of the above than if possible, swap out the power supply.
Replacing the power supply is the last step.
If you have more questions, feel free to ask.
Hi. could be a few things
1st thing if theres no power going to the base unit, the power supply is gone will cost about £20 for a new one.
2nd thing it could be graphics card, memory needs refitting. ie take them out and refitting them usually fixes it.
theres a few other things it could be but less likely. i suggest trying the above..