|I recommend Vantec external enclosures. They have a cord with two USB connectors on the computer end if you need that for their 2.5" (laptop drive) enclosures, one of them is pass through so another USB device can be piggy backed through that to the same USB port. |
Connecting an external hard drive enclosure via USB has some requirements.
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The emachines desktop computer probably has a BESTEC brand power supply.
BESTEC power supplies have a reputation for being a lot more likely to malfunction than average, and when they fail completely, it's a lot more likely than average that they will fry something else while failing, often the mboard.
BESTEC power supplies malfunctioning or failing completely are probably the number one reason an emachines desktop computer fails to boot.
In most cases, the mboard was not made by the company that actually made the emachines system - Trigem, in Korea - it was made by a major mboard manufacturer and supplied to Trigem, and merely has an emachines bios version on it.
If I were to buy an emachines desktop system, if it had a BESTEC power supply I would throw it away and get a better one.
If you're fortunate, replacing the power supply will restore the system to working fine again. If it still won't boot with another power supply, it's likely the BESTEC power supply fried the mboard while failing. You can often buy used mboards that were in emachines computers on the web for a reasonable price, but make sure the ad says the mboard has been tested and found to work fine.
If you want to check out whether you can buy a mboard on the web, go to this third party web site
and use the emachines model to find out which mboard is in it, and use that to search with .
In order to be able to use the Recovery disks for the emachines model to re-load the original software installation, the mboard probably must be a certain model or be one of a small group of models, and have an emachines bios version, otherwise it's likely the first Recovery disk will refuse to load the software.