The power supplies have been really very good for three years. Add your comment to this article You need to be a member to leave a comment. But, I still don’t think you can continue to stereotype Emachines current offerings by what the machines were in the past. The small form factor Mac Mini costs less than ever, but isn’t as flexible as other Macs. No, create an account now. By That You Mean?

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Do they even still use Tri-gem Mobos? We’ve changed, we promise. Of the 16 blown up eMachines mentioned in this thread, 13 older eMachines have the awful overvolting Bestec W power supply, which is a known motherboard destroyer whether it fails totally or not. Add to compare Don’t compare Add to compare.

But the PSU is. Raybay, I think you’ve got your work cut out to pin it down to a motherboard problem. And you techs that repair Emachines, just keep complaining all the way to the bank.

Heating due to insufficient voltage is something that even occurs in something as primitive as a circular saw. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. I have an Emachine that I purchased from BB 2 yrs ago which just stopped working. Product series is a brand’s indication, often indicated by round numbers likethat identifies a group of products within one category that are technically very similar.


Given its price, it’s hard for us to fault eMachines too badly, either for its limited upgrade path or its spare collection of external inputs and outputs. No I’m not saying they’re good PSUs, they’re certainly not. It’s the high tech equivalent of the too long, too thin extension cord. Here, we only show product images of sponsoring brands that joined Open Icecat as product images can be subject to copyrights. Minor variations in LAN and audio are not important, and F8 safemode may get past any issues that do arise.

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As are the usual mains supply surge and lightning problems. Imagine that this responsive data-sheet is included in the product page of your webshop.

The eMachines desktop and the eMachines laptop still have the highest failure rate in the industry, though they are currently the third largest maker of computers worldwide. Often it has some integrated components like a sound card, enabling your computer to play sound, or a network card, to connect your computer to the network.

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The term “serial port” usually identifies hardware more or less compliant to the RS standard, intended to interface with a modem or with a similar communication device. I’ve replaced a HiPro power supply or 2 also.


You can install it yourself. Eachines I sit here typing this post on my approaching 3 year old Emachines T Intel AES-NI supports usages such as standard key lengths, standard modes of operation, and even some nonstandard or future variants.

That arguement just does not hold up. A weak power supply stressing regulator circuits and capacitors, overheating and the bad capacitor problem are all at work here.

On older machines it is clearly prudent to upgrade the W power supply anyway. Factory restore an Emachine T Jan 18, Please, try again later. It would work with good performance, but in most cases, the recovery disk set will no longer work. More Sharing Services Share. The owner of TriGem, and all his other electronics companies of Korea is on the board of Gateway.