Question about E-Machines (T2958) PC Desktop
My son swapped out the hard drive to test it in another machine, (a different problem). When he reinstalled it the computer would not power up. Power is getting to the mother board because a little led lights up on it. However, no light on the power switch and no fans run when I press the power button. I took off the front panel to see if the power switch is mechanically working (a problem I once had with another emachines). I pulled the wires from the power switch, HDD led, and power led off the motherboard all at one time thinking they were one plastic connector. To my surprise, they are separate. Can you help with pin location and polarity for replacement?
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Posted on Feb 24, 2010
I replaced my mobo in an emachine t2958 yesterday, today it doesnt power on so im off to get a power supply as well *should have read the board first*
my question is that i have the 2 optical drives set up as master slave.
i have the HD plugged to a pci slot since the board I am using doesnt have 3 IDE ports
the only other power plug that is left over (no idea what its for) is labeled P7 from the original powersupply
if I manage to find a setting for P7 and the supply fires up then i have saved myself having to replace the power supply, correct?
Posted on Sep 30, 2008
Lol dear guest the other 1% is the MB, Ram, HD , and or anything else
Posted on Jul 09, 2008
oh im of no help hear but ive had it with people saying
"blah blah sounds like a power supply problem"
i mother **** switched my power supply, bought a new front
panle and still nothing, sry for the agrovation
but if you gona be all like "99% of the time its the power supply"
then for the love of god WHATS THE OTHER 1%!!
Posted on Jun 26, 2008
Sounds like a power supply problem, I would check out a power supply tester, usually about 19 bucks, but now adays you can buy a decent power supply for 20 bucks, but before you can and spend money, be sure that everything is connected properly. im searching google now for the pin locations, but if you know what type of motherboard, it will make my search so much easier. ***reply to your other post*** all you need to do to get the hard drive to work in another machine is format the Master Boot Record
Posted on Aug 20, 2006
Concerning the pin locations and polarity they are printed on the motherboard close to the pins. Also, your power supply is failing. I have a customer with the same problem, the power supply needed to be replaced and also the motherboard because it would not even boot to post.
Posted on Aug 20, 2006
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Test your PSU power supply unit or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty
One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle of restarting or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive power and data cables IDE SATA
the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO YOUR HARD DRIVE make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your dvd\cd floppy drives have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty
computers need power and data to travel through every working device to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
even something as small as a faulty electrical or fan lead can cause you problems
motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive if its a flat ribbon 40 pin type IDE replace it this will be the first to fail
check all electrical power input and extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd floppy drives need to have current go through make sure these drives are working
also check the Cmos battery and computer RAM modules make sure they are securely seated with no dust built up or in the sockets on some motherboards cmos batteries are soldered in
check you CPU central processing unit make sure its securely seated and has thermal paste it might be getting to hot the thermal paste will help disperse the heat
Thermal compound is a sticky paste that is placed directly onto the CPU.
Allowing for a more direct heat transfer between the CPU and HEAT SINK and preventing air gaps from forming between the CPU and heat sink.
hope this helps
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