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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by hellostranger, Oct 30, 2007.

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  1. hellostranger

    hellostranger Thread Starter

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    hello, I have an emachine 2646 for my grandchildren, I think the power switch may be broken. The computer won't power up, but the power on light is on, it won't shut down. Message reads on monitor,"check pc cables" have unplugged all cables, test with and without cables, still unable to power up or off. I was told to try a new power supply, and I'm waiting on delivery, any other suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Hellostranger
     
  2. EnfoToad

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    Make sure there is nothing wrong inside the PC. There may be loose wiring or something. If it under the Emachines warranty send it in for a check. It should be free. Please tell me what happens.
     
  3. norton850

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    Continue waiting for delivery.
     
  4. win2kpro

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    If it's just the power supply, consider yourself lucky.

    About 80%+ of all the eMachines I get in for service that have a bad power supply have also taken out the motherboard.

    The machine most likely has a Bestec power supply and they are notorious for taking out the board when they fail.
     
  5. hellostranger

    hellostranger Thread Starter

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    Thanks, I was told that the motherboad may have been taken out. I may just buy another computer depending on the cost of the parts.

    Thanks again
    Hellostranger
     
  6. win2kpro

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    If the board is shot personally I don't believe the machine is worth repairing. By the time you figure the power supply, motherboard, operating system, labor, etc. you are about up to the cost (and maybe exceed the cost) of a new machine.

    At times these failures only take out the power supply and the board, but I have also seen them damage the memory, hard drive and add in cards. For some unknown reason (unknown to me) I haven't observed any damaged processors, optical drives or floppy drives from these power supply failures.
     
  7. EnfoToad

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    Hey I have a Emachines T3092 and have never had these problems. So if you want to buy another Emachines I would suggest this one.
     
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