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Emachine 5210 had this machine a few years now , but it has gone off only the fans are running and a yellow light on the front , and no other response or screen coming up , the only way to stop the fan is to pull the plug out , got any sugestions please

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  • pwildgoose Aug 21, 2008

    after takeing out the power supply on the motherboard there is a black square to the left of the fan it looks slightly chared and apears to have a white dot on it , could this surgest that the motherboard has been damaged or is that fixable

  • pwildgoose Sep 04, 2008

    hi i have a emachine 5210 and only the 2 fans and a yellow light is working , i have changed the power supply unit but still have the same problem any ideas thanks

  • pwildgoose Oct 18, 2008

    is it possible to slave the hard drive to any machine or will i have to get a emachine again , and is it as simple as just pluging it into the slave lead in the machine , the old one was windows xp , so a new one will be vista , or would it be easyer to get the old hard drive made into an external and use it on my laptop , thanks if you can help



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Emachines used to use a poor quality power supply made by Bestec, I believe the quality is supposed to have improved in the last few years but inconsidering the number of dead Emachines that wind up in my workshop I doubt it.
The problem you have is that being a poor quality power supply there is a very high risk that it damaged the motherboard when it went out.
If you can borrow a power supply just to test with all the beter BUT be carefull some Emachines are proprietary and the main motherboard plug is not always wired in the standard way.
Check here for a replacement power supply if you can prove your motherboard to be OK.
Have a look on this site for examples of standard and proprietary power supply wiring colours.

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  • Richard Finch Aug 21, 2008

    There was a website around a few years ago that advertised mobo (motherboard) repairs but I haven't seen it for a few years now.

    Quite honestly if you think the mobo is damaged, the cost of repair verses the cost of replacement is no competition.

    You didn't say what model number your machine is? but, I have bought several Dell mobo's from this site and been very pleased with price and service:

    If you want to attempt a repair I can talk you through it and if you don't think it is cost effective I can help you recover any personal files you have on that Emachine.

  • Richard Finch Sep 04, 2008

    I think you are going have to accept the fact that the motherboard has died, the only way out now is a motherboard change or a new machine.

    If you have personal files like pictures and music on the old machine they can be recovered by slaving the old harddrive to the new machine.



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