Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate. I’ve replaced a HiPro power supply or 2 also. We have spent considerable money on engineers, and lab testing, in preparation for a class action suit. Well one thing you could do to test and rule out the power supply is to take it back to that shop and have them try it in another computer. I emailed the emachines support, emachines w they were little help. They use decent value ram memory, good modems, very good ethernet cards, average hard drives, average cpu fans.

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I emailed the emachines support, emachines w they were little help. Do you already have an account? The owner of TriGem, and all his other electronics companies of Korea is on the board of Gateway. However, the motherboard emschine a bit more work and will cost you a bit of money as you aluded to so you might also have the shop test the motherboard also though that is a bit more extensive and may cost you a little money.


Anyway, I may eventually buy parts and rebuild it for someone else,or use parts of it on another, but I am shopping around for a new machine. No power what so ever. We are fully convinced that the power supplies were good until the motherboard failed and took the power supplies with them The eMachines W is sure to leave a lasting impression with its easy to use and slim design.


I took my comp. Gateway needed the cash infusion, not the eMachines business.


Having grown up in the “paper age” it never fails to amaze me how people can put all their priceless data inside a vague electronic environment and expect it to stay there forever and ever. There are three observations I would make here. You can install it yourself. No I’m not saying they’re good PSUs, they’re certainly not.

I had planned to get a Dell, but was talked out of them by a friend who has had a LOT of trouble with one. The OEM watt something or other.

The Antec began to whine and you had to hold to power button in for as much as a minute to restart the computer. I’m not sure where to start, cause I didn’t know who to quote Yes, my password is: Given a fixed resistance in the presence of reduced voltage, will cause the circuit to consume higher current, precipitating higher heat.

I tried a old power supply from my aunts old gateway computer emachind the fan will spin for a split second and stop and the green light emacjine stay on until you unplug the power supply.

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E, you will see also included in the search ” Dell”!!! I’ve replaced a HiPro power supply or 2 also. In the interest of saving us from ourselves, computer manufacturers should probably ship every box with dual HDDs, in Raid 1!

An honest question is, were those Bestec PSUs that failed, “after a thunderstorm”, hooked up to surge supressors? Do you think I need a emavhine power supply? To the best of my knowledge, they should be using substituted parts and is is BOTH components in the original machines that are faulty. And we have nearly failed eMachines in our collection barn awaiting the class action.


If you want to be able to use the eMachines restore discs, you’ll need to get a new mobo from eMachines.

Get the best experience on your eMachines eMachines W Computer with improved performance, make it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite items. Yes, mine could go bad, but I have units still running for over 5 years now with no problems.

Most of the boards are made under license from Intel and others, in plants such as the Tri-Gem plants in Korea. The obvious question this generates is, where would you go and how much would spend to get better ones? Anybody have any experience with this?? This has been going on since 5 Sept. They just replaced tehm at no cost.

There are a lot of people here more knowledgeable than myself so be sure to keep supplying information and I’m sure others can help you.