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    start up (none)

    Sometimes when the power has been shut off, my computer will not turn on. I have an emachine and the power light is on but absolutely nothing happens. I turn the power off and back on (sometimes several times) and it will finally turn on.

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    Re: start up (none)

    If I recall, eMachines have a standby light that is always on, even when the machine is powered down. You might have an on/off power switch that is failing.
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    Re: start up (none)

    I admit up front that I have no experience with emachines, but is it possible that you have to HOLD the power switch in the "pressed" position to get the machine to start?

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    Re: start up (none)

    "Sometimes when the power has been shut off..."

    As far as I understand, you was logged on to Windows and operated your computer normally. Suddenly the power was cut off (so-called "blackout"). When the power was restored, you have difficulty to power on your computer. Is it correct?

    Try to do what Big Al said: press the power button and hold it. Usually after 5 seconds computer suppose to power off. Release power button and press it once again - your computer will start normally.

    If you have frequent blackouts in your area, consider to acquire Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). When blackout happens, you will have enough time to save your work and shut down your computer properly.

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