e machine dead as can be

By mustangmurphy
Jun 11, 2007
  1. I have an e machine its a few years old. It does not do anything. No light,
    no fan comes on. I already changed out the power supply and still nothing.
    I do not want to lose all my info on it. How can I check the hard
    drive? Can I swap it and test it in another computer?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    I hate to be the bringer of bad tidings, but the chances are the mobo is dead. :( This is a very common problem with eMachines.

    See this thread HERE. A search for eMachines on our forums, will bring up countless instances of exactly your problem.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    Edit: Thread moved.
  3. Myzz617

    Myzz617 TS Maniac Posts: 369

    If you have another computer sure u can swap out that computers HDD with the emachines HDD. Or if you have info u want to back up, just turn the computer off, open the case, and hopefully u have IDE cables, plug the emachines HDD into the CD-ROM IDE cable, make sure you also give it power to.

    Then Its gonna read as a F drive or something other then the C, its easy the second drive will look like the C wen u open my computer but will just have a different name :D

    I believe its you mobo, Dunno emachines that much but they are cheap :( like dells they kinda suck unless you get it for free.
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

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