TURNED THE MACHINE OFF ONE NITE. TURNED IT BACK ON NEXT DAY AND THE MONITOR SAID IT WASN'T RECEIVING A SIGNAL. I THOUGHT THE MONITOR WAS BAD, SO REPLACED IT. TURNED THE COMPUTER ON AGAIN AFTER HOOKING UP NEW MONITOR AND ONLY THE FAN CAME ON. I WIGGLED THE POWER CORD TO SEE IF IT WAS LOOSE AND THE FAN WENT OFF AND THE POWER BUTTON WOULDN'T WORK ANYMORE OR THE LITTLE LIGHT AROUND IT. TOOK THE TOWER TO A REPAIR PLACE AND THEY SAID THEY THOUGHT IT WAS THE MOTHERBOARD. ALSO, FOR A COUPLE DAYS BEFORE THIS HAPPENED, THE MOUSE WOULD FREEZE UP OCCASIONALLY. THEY TOLD ME I NEED TO GET HE EXACT MOTHERBOARD TO FIX THIS AND IT'S AN E-MACHINE T2200 ABOUT 4-5 YEARS OLD. I DON'T WANT TO LOSE ALL THE STUFF ON MY HARD DRIVE. WHAT CAN I DO?
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Re: LOST POWER ON MY COMPUTER.
First thing to check if the computer will not power on is the power supply, but I'm betting they already checked that.
In order to keep the hard drive exactly the way it was you do need the exact same motherboard. If you put a different board in it's place Windows will have to be re-installed.
I recommend most people with machines several years old and have bad motherboard to replace the computer instead of fixing the old one. You could pay several hundred dollars getting that one fix or put that money towards a new computer which will generally be way better than what you had.
As far as your data it is fairly easy to remove the hard drive from your emachine and put it into a USB Hard drive enclosure . From there you can manually copy all your important info (photos, emails, documents) to the new computer.
One thing to beware - most new computers come with Windows Vista preinstalled on them. If this is the case some of your software may not work on it and you may also have to purchase an updated version of the software to get access to your files.
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The monitor is telling you that it is functioning properly (it works). It is also saying that it isn't receiving and signal from a computer. This can happen when- ** computer is turned off but monitor is on (this can occur, for example, when the computer's power supply dies while turned on). That happened to me just a couple of days ago.)
** monitor cable to computer has come loose or totally disconnected
My monitor does the same thing at times and sometimes shows "No Signal" and at other times the screen will maintain the images but the backgound color switches to mustard yellow. In each of these cases I have been able to solve the problem by unplugging the power cord from the electical outlet for about three seconds and plugging it back in. I have a KDS model 780 LCD.
Signal lost usually means the cable is lose that connects the monitor to the back of your computer.
with the computer off and unplugged , disconnect the monitor cable from the video port on the back of the computer and physically inspect the pins to make sure they are not bent on the monitor end.
some monitors have the same plug on both ends , so it doesn't hurt to check the monitor side of the cable.
Once the cable has been checked, if the cover is off the computer, i would check all cables and add-in card to make sure they are fully in thier slots and ports.
check memory for the same issues.
If your monitor is a multi-function device , make sure you didnt forget to hit the source button on it , could be on the wrong input.
Most monitors will say "Power save mode" when they can tell through residual voltage that the signal lead is plugged into a machine, but there's no picture being transmitted. The four states of a monitor are:
* Off entirely. * Switched on, plugged into a computer but no video signal being received - usually displays "analog power save mode" or "digital power save mode" for a few seconds, then blanks. Comes back to life the moment a video signal is received. This state is the default in full power saving mode. * Switched on, not plugged into a computer. Some monitors don't display anything, some go into power saving mode, some fly "CHECK SIGNAL CABLE" or a similar message around the screen. Picture is restored when the signal cable is plugged back into the computer * On fully, receiving an image, and displaying.