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emachine power up
« on: December 27, 2010, 09:09:58 AM »
Have emachine modelT3958. During  a normal shut down i was unable to start it up, no power on light, no fan only light on mother board (red led)..Tried new power supply no luck....removed ram boards, fans, and other items and checked them out one by one...no luck

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    Re: emachine power up
    « Reply #1 on: December 27, 2010, 11:32:49 AM »
    During  a normal shut down i was unable to start it up
    Can you explain what you mean a little more? Of course you can't start it up during a normal shut down..... (I realize you mean something else, but we're going to need a little more info to diagnose your problem)


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    Re: emachine power up
    « Reply #2 on: December 27, 2010, 11:39:16 AM »
    That's okay, your post is clear. You shut it down and it won't start. My first thought would also have been the power supply, but I'm not a hardware guru. Hang around and someone more knowledgeable is bound to check out this thread.

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    Re: emachine power up
    « Reply #3 on: December 27, 2010, 02:35:05 PM »
    Have emachine modelT3958. During  a normal shut down i was unable to start it up, no power on light, no fan only light on mother board (red led)..Tried new power supply no luck....removed ram boards, fans, and other items and checked them out one by one...no luck
    Red LED is lit?  Is there a green LED that's unlit?  Can't find any info on what the red LED means, but I suspect the motherboard has failed.  Do you see any writing on it next to the LED's?

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    Re: emachine power up
    « Reply #4 on: December 27, 2010, 05:04:31 PM »
    Considering that this is an eMachine, I would suspect the motherboard.  As much as I enjoy Gateway products, they unfortunately use rather cheap hardware for the eMachine line.  They are notorious for failing PSU's which often take out the motherboard as well.  In fact, I had the same thing happen on an eMachine of my own a few years ago.  I suspect that this may very well be the case for your computer.
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