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Sinfamous

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A friend of mine dropped off his computer to me this morning. It's a AMD Athalon 2800, E-Machine(T2825).
The computer has worked for him for a couple of years, and he said all of a sudden, he turned it on one day, and the monitor wasn't getting a signal. So, I opened it up, and there seems to be power, the CPU Fan is spinning. I thought maybe it was the RAM, so I took out the RAM, and replaced it, that didn't work. Then I figured maybe it was a bad card connected. So I disconnected each added card, one at a time, still nothing. The computer doesn't beep, no BIOS, nothing on the monitor. Can't seem to figure this out. Is it possible the computer kicked the bucket? Bad motherboard? Bad something? Any ideas?
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It doesnt sound 2 good.
The basic test is to tuen on the computer with only the mother board and CPU. The computer should beep for no ram.
If not check the capacitors.
If nothing yet there r basicly 2 things left.
1- try another PSU its along shot but maybe.
2- eather the cpu or Mother Board are doa (dead on ariving 2 u)
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The first thing to check is the power supply, especially with an emachine. There are several voltages which are needed, so you can't be sure it is working just because the fans are on.

You can buy a power supply tester, something like:

http://www.xoxide.co...ply-tester.html

I bought one, which a friend referred me to this product.

You can manually check the power supply if you have volt meter, but then you need to know what each connector should be first.
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