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E-machine 5220 power up

Blue back light around on/off button flickers as well as green power light ( as if a switch is not latching - if that makes sense ! ) needless to say , pc dont work

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  • hizzy34 Sep 22, 2008

    Hi,



    I have the exact same problem power light flickers around switch and HDD light is constant too. fans run ok, but it doesn't boot up. I want to know if there is a replacement motherboard for my emachine 5220.

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Emachines have notoriously cheap power supplies. Often, while the power supply itself doesn't fail, it causes the failure of motherboard components, essentially trashing the computer.

Try the following:

First check and make absolutely certain that the power switch connector is properly connected to the motherboard. (Take standard grounding/safety precautions: wear a properly-grounded grounding strap, for example, when working with any internal components.)

Obtain a known-good power supply of equal or greater capacity to your eMachines PS and switch 'em out. 

If either of these fixes your problem, well and good. If not, the problem may be, as is all too common with eMachines power issues, a motherboard issue caused by the power supply.

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