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No Power. I have an e-machine T2885. Being a novice I am pretty sure that the power source is gone. I have a couple of questions: What wattage should I replace with and is it something that I could do myself?

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Yes you can replace it your self verry easy what i do is use numbered color tape so i can mark the cords and any other thing that i might remove then i write it down on a piece of paper where they go and as far as the power requirements once you pull out the powersupply it will tell you on the lable what the wattage is i would bring it with you to the store to make sure you get the right one ok i hope that this really helps you aout ok best regards mike

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