This all started when my emachine T1840 wouldn't shut down. The fan just kept running even though nothing showed on the monitor.
I tried the C Alt DEL and it didn't work and then even holding the start button until it shuts off. I finally had to pull the plug. I got it to turn on again and although nothing would load it sounded like a disk was spinning in one of the drives (they were both empty). also the light in front was blinking abnormally while this was going on.
For awhile nothing would turn on. I disconnected and reconnected different things and the fan would barely move or only spin one or two times around. When I disconnected the power switch the fan would run (by the power supply, not the cpu fan) but not forcefully.
Now I just reconnected the Power switch and BOTH fans started running at partial whirl sound (they looked to be moving at normal speed) and then after a few seconds they started sounding more powerful. The power button still will not work so the only way to shut it down is to unplug it. I have the monitor unplugged at the moment, but it doesn't sound like it is booting up.
Any ideas? Bad Switch? What would cause the funny disk sound?
Thanks for any and all input!