Solved emachine 725 will not start

January 23, 2014 at 07:53:13
Specs: Windows 7
My emachine 725 will not start. I have tried the battery reset option but still nothing. I also tried using another power cord but it still will not start. There is no noise or anything.

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January 23, 2014 at 15:48:26
Well the message to use the restore disk would indicate either a corrupt Windows installation or a dead or dying hard drive. Now the hard drive may be completely dead and causing the laptop to not POST. Normally, you don't need a hard drive in order to see something on the screen. Sometimes if a hardware component fails it causes the entire computer to stop functioning.

Due to the message you had been getting I would guess the hard drive may be the issue.

If you feel comfortable digging into the laptop you could try removing the hard drive and seeing if the computer can then at least start up.

You were supposed to create the restore disks when you first got the computer. Now, if you replaced the hard drive you would still need to get a restore disk, if they are available, or install a retail version of Windows.

Looks like that laptop is 4 to 5 years old. The battery is probably worn out unless you replaced it. You may need a hard drive and a copy of Windows too. If you have to buy all of that then it probably isn't worth fixing.

I would try removing the hard drive and then booting it to see what happens.

Normally the hard drive is accessible from the bottom through a removable cover.

If you decide not to fix it, you may be able to get a few bucks on ebay because the screen is worth something.



#1
January 23, 2014 at 08:18:45
Most likely a failed power supply. Emachine computers are known to have substandard power supplies.

Post the full model number or the specs, if you know them so we can advise whether it is worth putting any cash into it.

edit

I see the 725 is the model and it is a laptop. That changes things. Are you trying to power on with the battery in place and the AC adapter connected?

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#2
January 23, 2014 at 08:43:40
Thanks for the reply. Yes I did.

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#3
January 23, 2014 at 10:49:27
Is the battery fully charged? The charge indicator light will turn green. Should be yellow when charging. If no light then possible dead AC adapter.

Di this just happen all at once or something else?


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#4
January 23, 2014 at 11:12:37
Thanks. At first I was getting an error message saying to put in reboot disk but I don't have one. Then it just stop coming on. Nothing happens when I turn it on, no sound no lights, no nothing.

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#5
January 23, 2014 at 15:48:26
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Well the message to use the restore disk would indicate either a corrupt Windows installation or a dead or dying hard drive. Now the hard drive may be completely dead and causing the laptop to not POST. Normally, you don't need a hard drive in order to see something on the screen. Sometimes if a hardware component fails it causes the entire computer to stop functioning.

Due to the message you had been getting I would guess the hard drive may be the issue.

If you feel comfortable digging into the laptop you could try removing the hard drive and seeing if the computer can then at least start up.

You were supposed to create the restore disks when you first got the computer. Now, if you replaced the hard drive you would still need to get a restore disk, if they are available, or install a retail version of Windows.

Looks like that laptop is 4 to 5 years old. The battery is probably worn out unless you replaced it. You may need a hard drive and a copy of Windows too. If you have to buy all of that then it probably isn't worth fixing.

I would try removing the hard drive and then booting it to see what happens.

Normally the hard drive is accessible from the bottom through a removable cover.

If you decide not to fix it, you may be able to get a few bucks on ebay because the screen is worth something.


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#6
January 23, 2014 at 16:16:34
Thanks so much, I appreciate it. You're probably right, its not worth fixing. Again, thanks so much for your help.

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#7
January 24, 2014 at 07:45:44
If you feel competent to do it, I would pull the hard drive out. At any rate, you don't want someone else to possibly have access to any recoverable data on that hard drive.

Below is a link to a manual for your laptop. Page 9 shows the location of the drive bay. Looks like there may be only one screw.

If you decide to remove the drive and the computer then starts up. Be aware that laptop drives usually have a carrier that the drive slips into. Fitting a new drive requires reusing that carrier, so don't pitch it.

Might also be possible to recover data off the drive.

ftp://ftp.emachines.com/notebook/E725/Manual/eM_HM50_MV_Eng_QG_0223.pdf


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