Emachine T4480: Power Supply problem?

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Hi, I'm new to this. I owned a Emachines T4480 and lately, it keeps on RESTARTING by itselft within 10 minutes of turning on. After about two restarts, it doesn't restart anymore. Before it restarts, the LED flashes. Does this mean I have a power supply problem and should I get a new power supply? And if I need to replace the power supply, what's the power supply for emachine and what watts?

Please help, thanks.
It uses 250 watts Power supply, what range of watts should I buy??



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Power Supply: PS, 250 WATT 1763
Mouse: MOUSE, MO15K (WHEEL) 1689
Keyboard Model: KB, KU-0108 104+18 KEY KBEM22970108
CHASSIS: CHASSIS, NEXGEN-2 MAIN CHASSIS FRAME
Speaker: SPEAKER, SP-30A (AMPLIFIED) 1691
CPU: CPU, PIV 2.4 GHZ P478
LAN: LAN, 10/100 100372
CPU Fan Type: Fan ,89.2*88.9*63.1mm 2465
ODD1: CDRW, NEXGEN 48X (48X24X48) 2434
FDD Model: FDD, D353M3D FDEM2151BLKO
MB: MB/WO-MI VI39L/1.4 AWD 478P W/LAN 100120
Video: Video, ATI Radeon 9000
Modem: MODEM, V.92 56K 1759
HDD: HDD, 80 Gb 100125
Memory: MEM, DDR-RAM 256MB (Max. 2GB) 256DDR2100
ODD2: DVD NEXGEN 16X 100127
 

AlbertLionheart

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Have you searched the forums for reference to e-machine PSUs? This is a common problem so it would be worth checking and seeing what others have done.
250 watt is too low - 350 is minimum; and replace as soon as you can before it takes the motherboard with it.
 
kpo6969 said:
http://www.power-on.com/emachine.html

This is what they recommend:

http://www.power-on.com/atx12vem300bt.html

300w@15amps
You can use this link to at least as a comparison for what your looking for.

I don't know if this one would work or fit for you but it's a good bang-for-the-buck model:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104953
400w@25amps
I hear that Bestec is not good. and how come that Foltron is so cheap? i'm thinking of getting this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104035&Tpk=foltron+400

Another question, is it okay to use a 400 watts power supply on a 250watts computer???????????????????
 

Rik

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The wattage of a psu is its maximum, not its constant output. Therefor a 400 watt psu will be fine and it will allow for some upgrading as almost all upgrades use more power.
 
rik said:
The wattage of a psu is its maximum, not its constant output. Therefor a 400 watt psu will be fine and it will allow for some upgrading as almost all upgrades use more power.
thanks for the responses.

will the 400 watts power supply fit my computer? or is it too big to put inside?
 

kpo6969

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"I hear that Bestec is not good. and how come that Foltron is so cheap? i'm thinking of getting this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=foltron%2b400"


1.It is a good psu (especially for the $)
I never knew anyone who ran SLI in an e-machines system before, is that what your planning?
It looks like it has 27-29amps (can't find any info on it).
It also appears to be fanless or something like that.
It's your money.

Think amps instead of watts.
 

Rik

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It should fit ok, i cant absolutely guarantee it tho because e-machines are an absolute nightmare to find any useful info about.
 

AlbertLionheart

Posts: 1,997   +2
Emachines use standard profile PSUs so physically a standard PSU will fit into the chassis OK. If you replace it with a new one the cabling should also be correct as is backwards compatible for ATX.
 
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