After purchasing a 500gb hard drive and 2gig kit for upgrade on my e4026, i formatted my secondry drive and installed all emachines drivers and operating system, this worked fine and all was well, i then powered down and installed my new 500gb drive as the secondry, after doing this, while the machine was still open i thought it a good idea to remove the cpu fan and heatsynk and give it a good clean as it had alot of dirt inside, after doing so i replaced everything and powered up but to find that the blue power light on the front of the model is the only thing that works!!!, the fans kick into life for a split second but then die and absolutely nothing else happens!!! i have since taken off the fan and heatsynk and cleaned off all existing paste with isopropyl alchol and reapplied new thermal paste thinking that it could be that the cpu had overheated and just shut down, this still has not worked, can you please advise? please, please, please!!!
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Re: emachines e4026 non-responsive
I don't think it's an overheating CPU. It would stay on for a bit longer if it was that.
My best guess is a power supply issue. Either your power supply is bad, or more likely something is pulling too much power from it. Emachines are notorious for using the bare minimum hardware... possibly the extra hard drive is pulling more juice than the power supply can handle, so it shuts down. Try disconnecting power to the new hard drive and see if the machine comes up. If it does, you need a new, higher wattage power supply.
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provided you format your new drive first you can put most any in. To format buy a wire kit that you can plug the drive into a usb the kit comes with a power supply transformer. http://www.ebay.com/bhp/sata-to-usb-adapter
Hi josephamy99 Yes , you can . Launch the install disc and follow instructions . Note : back up all your data and drivers ( very important , the drivers , some hadware could not function if you don't reinstall the drivers on your new system ) . Best regards , fanaudi .
Please check that the power connection - to the outlet and to the device itself is as it should be.
Mostly, when these things occur, it's related to a physical problem - either with the power source (cable/outlet) or a physical problem with the drive itself.
I was attempting something similiar -- replacing my World Edition II 500GB drives with 1TB drives. My research unearthed two things... These units will only work with Western Digital Caviar Green drives. The blue ring won't light if other drives are installed. I also read (in a couple spots) that the unit's O/S is stored on the hard drive (as opposed to be stored in Flash memory). If this is true, you would need to image the old drive to the new (using a tool like Ghost or True Image), and increase the partition size as part of the imaging process. I don't know if this would work, as I opted to not proceed with the upgrade. For me, the new version of the World Edition II (WDH2NC20000 and WDH2NC40000) turned out to be a better option than upgrading. These units provdide the extra space and are MUCH faster than the old ones.
From what I gather basically you want to copy everything off of your 40GB and put it on the new 320GB and the install correct? Why don't you do a backup (Start>All programs>System Tools>Backup to the external 500GB drive. Install the new 320GB drive and then load the operating system from your operating system disc, then restore the data from the 500GB you backed up, or am I missing something.I know it is not as convenient as cloning but sounds like you may need to do it the old fashion way..there is no good reason that the cloning software would quit reading your disc unless it's some kind of "only get one chance and throw away software".