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My friend has an old E Machine computer that wasn't used for awhile because it wasn't working properly so and I told him I would take a look at for him so when I got the machine I turned it on ran a Chkdsk then it came back on however I then turned it off for a little over a week I then go to turn the machine back on and now it will not power on. I"m not sure whats wrong with it. I opened the machine up made sure no wires were loose but it still will not turn on. I was hopeing someone might be able to help me out. Thank you.
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If nothing even lights up or no spinning noises it's impossible to begin anywhere with a diagnosis on a forum. It needs some knowledgeable person giving it a physical inspection to ascertain what actually works (if anything) and what doesn't. You may want to study this and work methodically through it:
http://imhdd.ms11.ne...d_computer.html

Edited by pip22, 18 April 2008 - 06:54 AM.

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Problems with eMachines can usually be traced back to the power supply.
More advanced problems with eMachines power supplies usually mean they've killed the board as well.
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Ok so I was able to get the computer to finally come on. However now for some reason my keyboard will not work. I have a tried both a PS2 and USB keyboard and niether work. I have also went to device settings removed the keyboard and restarted to see if windows would automatically install the drivers again but I'm still having no luck. Also when I turn off the computer and turn it back on before windows loads it looks like the keyboard is going to work when I press the "Num Lock" key the light will go on and off and the same thing with "Caps Lock" key but once windows loads the key board stops working? I was hoping someone might be able to help me out. Thank You
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If the power supply is failing it may not be giving enough power to run the keyboard.
However, if you keep using this machine with a suspect power supply you are risking the mother board!
Please follow the link that PIP22 gave you and work through this step by step.
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It doesnt have a power supply problem. The machine is working fine except for the keyboard like I mentioned in my previous post. Do you have any suggestions for me as far as the keyboard goes? Thanks
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