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RDilling

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emachine power up problem
« on: January 22, 2006, 05:58:45 PM »
ok so i have this emachine p4 model w4065 that is having some issues. the only way it will power up is if I disconnect the power cord from the tower, wait a few minutes and then plug the cord back into the tower, then it will power up and run somewhat. I have tried other power supplies but i still get the same results. anybody have any suggestions? i would greatly appreciate it.

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    Re: emachine power up problem
    « Reply #1 on: January 22, 2006, 06:14:29 PM »
    Made any changes to your system recently? When was the last time everything worked fine?

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    Re: emachine power up problem
    « Reply #2 on: January 22, 2006, 11:13:34 PM »
    the person i gotthis emachine from was trying to install a new hard drive in it and got frustrated so they just gave up right in the middle of the process. then they started to try to diagnose the problem themselves eventually completely removing everything off the motherboard(pci cards, memory,cpu......) get the picture. I know that the computer runs, or at least it did i have seen this with my own eyes or wouldnt have even taken the chance on not being able to put it back together. *censored* now?

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      Re: emachine power up problem
      « Reply #3 on: January 22, 2006, 11:21:59 PM »
      RDilling....You didnt say , but when you plug it in and it starts up .........and then shuts down ....does it fully load the operating system .........? How long does it remain running....?  It's possible that since the cpu was removed .......when it was replaced ......fresh thermal paste wasnt used .......and the machine is shutting down because of the hi temp shutdown.....or the cpu cooling fan isnt working and its shutting down for the same reason .
      It's also possible that the front panel wiring isn't right either ........( that wouldnt explain the shutdown) but may be why you have to plug or unplug to get it to start .

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      « Last Edit: January 22, 2006, 11:23:52 PM by dl65 »
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      Re: emachine power up problem
      « Reply #4 on: January 23, 2006, 09:04:57 AM »
      heres some good advise, dont buy emachines. but i did have this happen with an old dell i had, shortly there after, it wouldnt read the hdd, cd drive, or floppy. also it would not show any video. then i just gutted the old pos and said the heck with old tech. so it may be fixable or may not be.