Hey all, I wonder if somebody else has run into this:
The PC is an E-Machines T2792 and belongs to my mom.
She walked in on it one day and found it powered on, but not booted. No output to video and the lights for the CD and HD simply blink non-stop. No discernable code or pattern to the blinking and the PC won't even get to CMOS.
Upon closer inspection, I noticed that the power button seemed to be jammed. I was able to depress the button and get it to boot once, but upon reboot was back at square 1 (blinking lights). After taking the side panel off, I also noticed that while the power supply comes up and running, the CPU fan does not.
I'm quite sure that the power button was damaged by one of the grand-kids (ages 2 and 4) while mom was out of the room. Could this have also caused some damage to the mother-board or processor?
Any trouble shooting suggestions are welcome.
Thank you for the suggestion, unfortunately for me it didn't work, but then again I didn't find exactly what you described either.
There was no JBAT1 on the MB, there were, however, circuts with jumpers labled j1 through j4. I figure that the difference in the labling may be due to the fact that this is a proprietary brand. After doing a google on
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Re: E-Machines T2792 PC Desktop is not booting
This could be a corrupted bios, look on the motherboard for the 'JBAT1' terminal and put the plastic jumper cap from pins 1-2 to pins 2-3 for a few seconds then back to pins 1-2.
Start the pc hopefully and press F2 or DEL to enter the bios and set the time and date in standard bios settings and look for the auto detect drives and select it.
press ESC and and save settings and it will re boot and go into windows if the softwaere was not corrupted when it was turned off at the button.
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I researched your question for you. The disks are avaliable but there is a cost to replace them. Click on this link or copy and paste the link into your web browser so it takes you there, here is the link.
CPU, the motherboard and the rest of the chips in it is subject to wear and tear. This is in addition to the high temperature it is operating with. The sudden shut down is cause by a failure of one component (usually the Processor) who's burned out.
Go to start menu -> Click on all programs -> click on Emachine ->click on Emachine recovery management -> Click on restore on the bar across the top ->click on restore to system factory default. This will take some time and reset your Computer to factory default. Note:- This will erase all your data also so create backup if anything important is there before you reset to default. If this process doesn't work for you or you dont find the option then Use the disk bundled with PC to restore/reinstall Windows.
Check your program list and see if there is an emachines backup or restore CD creation application. Most recent computers did not come with disks. Instead, the user needs t create their own. If you've never created a set, you might be in luck. Directions should be on their website.
pull out everything in the computer except what's required to boot...so any pci cards or video cards (if you have onboard video). you can also try pulling out the ram (while unpowered AND unplugged) and then booting to hear beeps...if you pull the ram out and the computer doesnt make a sound, its probably a bad motherboard and needs to be replaced. if you hear beeps, try replacing the ram or disconnecting other parts...like harddrives, optical drives, modems and what not.