Question about E-Machines T2682 (000002965) PC Desktop
I have a problem with my daughters eMachines 2862 Desktop. Nothing happens when you press the power button on the front. The machine was working fine and then the next time she came to switch it on nothing happened, no fans no power light. I have installed a new replacement power supply, because I read that the eMachines P.S were prone to failure but it is still the same. There is a tiny green led that lights up on the motherboard when I plug the power cord in but thats it. It's not the power switch as I have I have removed the switch and connected the wires. Is there anything to reset, like a thermal overload or reset switch? I'm totally lost
Can anyone help.
Regarding the power + power LED +HDD LED connections, if you haven't tossed the unit yet -- looking straight down with the box laying on side (e.g. CPU fan blades pointed straight at you) -- GreenWhite + BlackWhite (start with left pin, row nearest top of case) RedWhite (left two pins, row nearest bottom of case)
I have this same box doing nothing with new PSU, whether bare mobo or with components, and trying to short PWR pins manually. Oh well, emachines are basically disposable, much to the chagrin of Mother Earth...
Posted on Dec 07, 2008
I've the same problem, unfortunately, I disconnected the 3-plug connectors to the on/off switch, thinking they were a single plug. Now I don't know quite how to re-plug them.
The three color codes are black-white blue-white and red-white. I have the motherboard guide, but I would appreciate anyone's help reconnecting the 3-plug set correctly.
Posted on Sep 27, 2008
The problem may possibly be one, (or more) of the capacitors on the board. Check to see if any are "buldging" on top. They should be flat but if any are "rounded", this is most likely the issue.
Posted on Jul 10, 2009
It seems from googling that eMachines are well known for this problem, the power supply goes out and when it does it takes the mobo with it. I've had 2 eMachines (one mine, one a friends) go out the same way.
Posted on Oct 04, 2008
When you posted "It's not the power switch as I have I have removed the switch and connected the wires.", do you mean that you twisted the wire together? If yes, try just momentary touching them together. Most PC switches work on a push button momentary on system. Permanently joined together will not activate the PSU.
Otherwise, pls post back.
Good luck and kind regards.
Posted on Nov 02, 2007
The "solution" for me was moving the hdd to another unit I bought on ebay for $90...a dell optiplex with a ~3ghz p4 and a half a gig of memory...you can still use the xp os (you just need to go through the grief of working with ms support in india)
Posted on Dec 13, 2008
check all the leads to the hard drive and check that the fan starts spinning when you switch it on if it dont start then the problem is the switch these do often go and can be easily replaced and they are not expensive i had the same problem and found that it was just the switch hope this solves your problem for you you can bypass the swith so that the computer comes on when you turn the plug on but when you shut down the computer this shuts everything down but the switches are cheap enough to buy if you have changed the power pack then the only thing it can be is switch .................................
Posted on Oct 31, 2007
SOURCE: E-Machines 2862 Dead On Power-Up
I believe that the front button is not connecting to the switch for the power supply. Also make sure all internal connections are secure. Sometimes the button breaks from behind so that it cannot contact the switch. Let me know if it helps. There are other solutions if you tried this one first.
Posted on Nov 01, 2007
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