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Intel emachine t3828

I have an emachine T3828 with an intel C79792-103 motherboard. I just stopped powering on. I know the botherboard is getting power but no beeps and powersupply fan does not come on. I do get a little green light on the board when I plug the power cord in.

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  • CTO2 Jan 18, 2008

    I tried everything suggested to no avail. I need to test the voltage but I don't have the equipment to do that kind of testing.

  • sprouty1 Mar 20, 2008

    I have the same problem.There is a light on the board which tells me it is getting power, bu tthere is not fan movement or post beeps. I have taken everything out, the CMOS batt,CPU,RAM,cards, and reset them,but still have the same problem.Please let me know if there is anything else that can be done.

  • ceeandbee Mar 26, 2008

    Your problem seems to be what Iam currently experiencing. Did take it to the Geeks at the local Best buy and was told that the problem is the motherboard. Currently have it at a second shop for another opinion. Still waiting for their response. It only been over there for two days. Will advise what they find.

    Chris Benicia, California

  • CTO2 Mar 27, 2008

    I removed all cards, disks, CDs, processor and even the battery. I let everything set for 24 hours, put it back together and I still had the same problem.

  • bflo_00 Sep 28, 2008

    Same Problem: I have stripped everything for the MB - memory, PCI cards, hard drives, and still nothing but that little green lite and a faint hum.

  • jim lell Dec 12, 2008

    no power green light on mainboard--thats it.

  • ejself Jan 17, 2009

    same as everyone else... I use a surge protector, the power was out, came back on, no computer. little green light on the mother board, nothing else.

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    I have the same problem with my computer,any one can help us?

  • kepewe May 11, 2010

    and how i clean the CMOS? need a special software or something?

  • Waide Chandler Jun 10, 2013

    Im having the same thing happen to me and i think ceeandbee is right though

  • Waide Chandler Jun 10, 2013

    Im having the same thing happen to me and i think ceeandbee is right though



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Geeze, after working on hardware for 27 years i love the short circut dummie. Anyway yes, it's the motherboard / yes the green light will still come on on that model and quite a few other models. Dont worry about repairing / i.e. removing components on the motherboard, it's a fruitless endevor but a great way to waste time. A motherboard for that model will cost about 100-150 bucks / easy replacement. It's actually rare for both the power supply and mother board to go out on a tower/mini tower type system. Older laptops had that type of prob. Those emachines were **** for the mostet part. On the other hand Gateway has really gone up in quality and i have been quite impressed with them in the last few years...

Posted on Mar 26, 2010


If the red light comes on and stays on on your mobo it is probably done; the green light just means the mobo is receiving power.

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Your Mboard has become short circuit and need to be reset all parts by removing and clearing the CMOS.

Reset your Mboard, remove the all pheriperals like the processors and other plug in cards, remove the power cable from the powersuuply to the Mboard and then reset the CMOS. put in the again the hardware parts to the motherboard and your done.

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

I've got this same machine with the same problem. Changing the power supply did nothing. The motherboard still gets power, but the power button does nothing. Changed the power button, no good. Tried shorting the power switch pins, no good. The motherboard is bad... but then again, it's a $300 computer, what did you expect?

Posted on Nov 03, 2008

The board is fried. i have the same problem. that light means absolutely nothing, it is not uncommon for the power supply to go and take the mother board along with it. . .

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Have you tried changing the power supply??

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

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Diagram and pen out power supply and power switch placement emachine t3828

The eMachines T3828 Desktop PC uses an Intel D845GVSR motherboard.

1) Socket 478 processor socket

2) Comes with an Intel Celeron D 335 processor that uses a Socket 478 processor socket.

Celeron D 335 / part number RK80546RE072256

3) The motherboard chipset is an Intel 845GV
[The Northbridge chip is an Intel 82845GV, and the Southbridge chip is an Intel 82801DB { ICH4}
Intel 82845GV and Intel 82810DB are the part numbers on the chips]

Here is the motherboard manual you requested,

On this page click on the top file>
(Date 07/01/2003)
Go to the right and click on > Download

On the next page left-click on the empty circle to the left of>
I accept the terms in the license agreement

The file will automatically start downloading
Let the file download all the way before looking through it.

Connecting Internal Headers - Page 31 in the PDF file page number box at the top

You want C - Front Panel

The plastic front of your computer is the Front Panel
Cables (Wires) coming from the Front Panel go to the Front Panel header on the motherboard

Connecting the Front Panel is shown on Page 32

Processor to the Top, Ram Memory slots to the Right, the Front Panel header is at the Bottom Right. It is right along the bottom edge of the motherboard.

There are 4 pins across the Top
There are 5 pins across the Bottom
The Pins are numbered.

Starting on the Left side of the motherboard going towards the Right,
the Top row of pins are numbered 2, 4, 6, and 8

Starting on the Left side of the motherboard going towards the Right,
the Bottom row of pins are numbered 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9

A) Pins 1 and 3 are for the HarDDrive Activity LED light.
Pin 1 goes to the Positive ( + ) wire

Pin 2 goes to the Ground wire ( - )
If the LED is dim after installing switch the two wires around

B) Pins 5 and 7 are for the Reset switch. IF used. (Reset button)

C) Pin 9 is for the 5 Volts DC

D) Pins 2 and 4 are for the Power On LED light

E) Pins 6 and 8 are for the Power On switch. (Power On button)

Page 34 shows you where the power cables from the Power Supply go to the motherboard.
Connecting Hardware Control and Power Cables

D shows you where the 20-pin ATX main power cable goes.
Typical 20-pin ATX main power cable,

A shows you where the 4-pin +12 Volt power cable goes, (Power for the Processor),
Typical 4-pin +12 Volt power cable,

B is where a Chassis Fan connects to. (Computer case fan)

C is where the Processor Fan connects to

E is for another Chassis Fan

If you have further questions please post in a Comment.
Sorry it took so long to reply, I just saw this problem.

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I need a motherboard manual for CPU4266CEL Motherboard. It is in a emachines T3828


You can view/download the manual for your emachine from this link---

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EMachines T3828 won't turn on. Any way to determine whether problem is power supply? thx!

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Try a new PSU, it worked for me and was a fairly cheap fix if nothing else works.

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I dont know where the wires go for the power switch, not labled on mother board.gateway emachine T3828

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I have an emachine T3828, I have recently reformated my hard drive, And now missing Audio Drivers. I have tried going through Device Manager and doing "Update Drivers", also have downloaded all I can from...

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Emachine T3828 power switch connection to motherboard

The "Ultra Helpful Instructions" that Emachines provide (here: state that when replacing the system board, "18. Attach all cables to new system board", but fails to say where that would be for each cable.

The site below says it's a genuine Intel board in there, so, congrats on that.

And with that, the link to the manual:

You're looking for the info on page 32, I believe.

See if that fixes it up. If not, post back.

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