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Installed New Power Supply

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bruceleroy, Jul 18, 2007.

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  1. bruceleroy

    bruceleroy Thread Starter

    Apr 7, 2007
    Hi, forgive any novice questions that may follow, but I just installed a new power supply in my computer (eMachines...ugh...I know, I know), and while it now has power, nothing comes up on my monitor. I don't hear the CPU doing a typical startup churning sound; it's just a smooth whir, more like it's just the fan starting up. Although it's nice to have the power light come on, of course this does me no good. Assuming I connected everything correctly to the power supply, is there something else that I might've missed that would explain why nothing much seems to be registering? I've read that eMachines power supplies sometimes damage the motherboard; dunno if that could be the problem or not. Thanks!
  2. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    If the new power supply is not faulty and connected correctly then it could very well be the motherboard. I've seen many eMachines go this way.

    But you should try disconnecting all the drives and remove all the PCI cards and try turning it on. If you have a seperate video card try reseating it or plugging intgo the integrated video on the motherboard. Also try using only one stick of RAM if you multiple sticks and reseat it in its slot as well. And clear the CMOS using the jumper or by pulling out the CMOS battery for a minute.
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