[olug] OT: eMachines PITA

Shannon ridgid at gmail.com
Fri Jan 22 02:39:39 UTC 2010

have one very close to that. same thing.. PS went bad.. tried new PS .. had
to replace board. did put in an OEM replacement only to have that one burn
up another PS. thought maybe the outlet had dirty power. they donated it to

I got it going again. but system has trouble starting still. somethings
wrong with the main boards in these things IMO. but its good enough for 6yr


On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 8:12 PM, Phil Brutsche <phil at brutsche.us> wrote:

> +1
> I've seen it too many times to count.
> From a hardware quality POV eMachines are some of the biggest pieces of
> crap around.
> BTW bulging and leaking capacitors are an ongoing issue.  I see it more
> frequently with the cheaper Taiwan-based mfgrs than some of the more
> expensive brands.
> On 1/21/2010 7:48 PM, Eric Lusk wrote:
> > Would not be surprising if the PSU killed the motherboard.  Check the
> > capacitors on the board to see if any of them are bulging/leaking (a
> > big problem across multiple manufacturers for a while).
> --
> Phil Brutsche
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