Emachine will not power on.

Toshiba Satellite m65-s821 notebook
December 8, 2010 at 08:47:54
Specs: Windows xp
I have a Emachine Model D2346 that will not power on. I suspect the power supply. What is the best method for checking the power supply? Thanks for any input.

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December 8, 2010 at 11:09:37
Cheap and effective. I have one of these.

When everything else fails, read the instructions.

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December 8, 2010 at 14:53:16
You can always try the old bent paperclip test.

disconnect the 20/24 pin connector from motherboard. Take a paperclip and bend it into U shape. Insert one end into Green wire pin. Insert other end into any black. Turn on power. Does the powersupply fan spin up? This test will not confirm the PSU is fully working but will instantly tell you if it has failed completely. The PSU tester shown in the link above has limited capability. It will tell you only whether each voltage is present. It is not a load tester. Sometimes a powersupply will show voltage without any load , but falter when load is applied. If you were going to take up PC repair as a trade you would be better off to get a good multimeter rather than one of those testers.

In any event it is highly likely your PSU has failed since Emachines are notorious for using poor quality units. You can only hope at this stage that when yours failed it didn't do any other damage in the process.

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December 8, 2010 at 15:08:59
I agree fully with Richard59.

The device I have pointed to provides a quick and convenient go/nogo check with all the qualifications that he has stated. Then again it is cheap.

I will also second his comment about emachines lack of use of good quality components.

Not to be alarmist but I have known emachines PSU failures that have also taken the motherboard with it.

When everything else fails, read the instructions.

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