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My emachine T2958 will not turn on but it did work for about 3 weeks and one day it just quit working. I opened it up and plugged it in and a green light came on and is making a buzzing noise. Is it the power supply or something to do with the mother board.

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It sounds like a power supply failure. Do you plug it straight into the walll or into a surge protector. If you are close to a best buy, go to geek squad they will diagnose the issue for free but the fix is real simple. Let's just put it this way there are a few things that protect the motherboard from getting fried. If it is the PSU u are looking at roughly 40-60 dollars and it is a matter of 6 connections. Give me a shout if you need more help

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eMachines also had the habit, of using a few different manufacturer's of motherboards. Intel, TriGem, MSI, Asus,and FIC to name five.

Plus eMachines would use whatever was available at THAT moment, when they were producing that particular model line. (Not stating the T2958 specifically. Whatever model line they were making at the time)

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http://www.emachines.com/support/product_support.html?cat=Desktops&subcat=T%20Series&model=T2958

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I just need your patience, and your eyes. I need you to compare a photo of a motherboard to yours.

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http://www.dexplor.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=7747553&sid=8fa7e78bbadfbd6fde083b28641248cc

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