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We have an emachine model T2042 computer that we had to replace the power supply. We replaced it with Antec Model BP350. Now we cannot play music. The error reads that we do not have any such devise on our system. The sound is hard wired on the mother board. I am wondering if we have the power supply wired correctly.

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This has nothing to do with the power supply, its just a coincedence!

If you have the system disc that came with the computer, use them to reinstall the drivers and mixer software for the audio.

if you dont have the disc then regester for free at http://members.driverguide.com/

The driver is available from them.

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T2042 emachines audio problems


It's easy to fix this problem.

Stop using the audio chipset on the motherboard, and install a Sound Card.

They are economical, and will surpass the audio quality of that eMachines motherboard, by a mile.

The eMachines T2042 Desktop PC, uses one of these TriGem Imperial motherboards,

http://www.e4allupgraders.info/dir1/motherboards/socket478/imperial.shtml

Scrolling down you can see the audio is AC'97.
Not worth writing home to Mom about.

The Sound Card you obtain will go into one of those long white PCI slots.
(There are 3)

Any available PCI slot that is open, with no adapter card in it.

Here is but one example of a sound card that will work,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=420797&CatId=2771

Need guidance in installing? Post in a Comment.

[ Remember to follow Anti-Static Precautions.

Anti-Static Precautions:

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

Relieve your body of Static BEFORE working on 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.
Should you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be
SURE to Touch the metal frame again upon your return ]

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I have a T6212 where it had been unplugged for a month or two. As i was hooking it back up, I plugged the power cord in first where, as soon as contact was made the unit sparked and smoked. The unit...


Hi:
Let's start with the smoke first; probably the pc received an overload and the power unit burned. No big deal. You can buy a PC power unit from 30 bucks all the way to the hundreds. It comes with instruction. Just open PC's main cover disconnect all cables and recycle the burned unit. Here's the link from amazon for a cheap one. http://www.amazon.com/Antec-BP350-Basiq-Power-Supply/dp/B000H9J3ZC
Now if you want to take the hard drive off, also you can do that, disconnect all cables from the hard drive and purchase the cable kit to transfer all data to another computer. Here's the link for the cables: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0018MCGVU
Good Luck!

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Have a e machine fan runs but connect monitor to another computer it works. smell a burning smell when turn on pc. Got it to come up once by unplug power hold on button 45 seconds plug in and turn on came...


The smell is the Power Supply.

Typical example of a Power Supply not installed in a desktop computer,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4435072&CatId=106

[ NOTE*
This is not an example of a direct replacement Power Supply for your computer. I would need to know the Model Number of your eMachines to give exact information ]

Bad Power Supply. Weak voltage power rail. (Or rails. There are three main voltage power rails for a Power Supply used in an eMachines desktop computer)

Enough power to light LED lights, and apparently spin fans, but Not enough to turn the Processor on.

Watts = Voltage times Amperage.
One measurement used for measuring the maximum available power output, of a desktop Power Supply, (SMPS. Switched-Mode Power Supply), is to state the Maximum Wattage available.

Typical maximum Wattage available for a typical eMachines Power Supply, usually averages from 150 to 300Watts.

1) ALL of the LED lights on at one time, will use less than 1 Watt of power.

2) EACH fan uses 2 to 3 Watts of power.

3) A typical Processor can use 51 to 125 Watts of power.
Depends on what Processor it is.

(Note* Intel Pentium II processors use less than 51 Watts)

Solution is to replace the Power Supply.
This isn't as hard as it 'sounds', if you have never performed this procedure before.
I know you can do it.

1) http://www.fonerbooks.com/r_power.htm

2) http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-install-or-change-my-computers-power-supply

3) http://computer.howstuffworks.com/power-supply.htm

If you need guidance in replacing the Power Supply in a step by step for your eMachines, please post in a Comment. (Believe upper right of your page)

Should you also desire recommendations to compare for a Power Supply, I would be happy to provide them.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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It all depends on what you are looking for. If you are looking for a Gaming desktop then I'd recommend Alienware If your looking for producing and editing videos I'd recommend an HP or Sony possibly Mac. For an all around PC go for a Gateway, Acer, eMachine or any other lower branded computer.

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Not usually, what you need to do is see if the fan in the back of the PSU, runs at switch on... If it does NOT, there is a good chance your PSU has "Blown" this is a simple replacement, and quite cheap. You need to troubleshoot the PC, you need to also see if the fan on CPU goes at all, even a "Flick" at turn on? To see whats what, remove all Drives DVD and cards, then power on, if No GO then probably PSU.. IF OK replace things until, it stops, that is your problem.. Also remove a stick of RAM, and swap about if two to test them... A machine will boot with just RAM, but will complain..remove and introduce things one by one until you find problem, if you do all that and it is NOT, the, PSU, RAM, CARDS, HARD DRIVE, DVD, then it is your Motherboard. Try that see how you go.

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