Background and Identification
eMachines was founded in 1998 by the companies Korea Data Systems and TriGem. This company sold personal computers (PCs) without moniters included. In 2004, this company was taken over by Gateway Inc., and then in 2007 by Acer. Acer discontinued the eMachines brand in 2013. This was probably because of the shift away from desktops and the '“slowdown in the PC market,’ according to a PCWorld article about the shutdown. Although this line of personal computer is now discontinued, their support website is still available. On this website, you can enter information about your model of eMachine desktop and get service manuals, troubleshooting information, and other documents relating to this computer.
eMachine desktops are generally organized by series and by model number. The series refers to a group of computers with similar specifications. Series names are generally a one or two letter identifier, like ‘C Series’ or ‘EL Series.’ The model number has the series letter or letters in front, followed by a four digit number that is unique to that model of computer, like ‘D2266’ or ‘EL1301.’ While not every model follows this pattern exactly, most will have a similar identifying number.
This page contains guides for these models of eMachine desktop computer:
- eMachine C2881
- eMachines 2220
- eMachines EL1852G-52W
- eMachines ET1831-05