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power, Motherboard, and more. emachines 1842


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I had to replace the power supply on my emachines t1842. Now I still can't get it to power up. I called a couple of service tech around here. They said that my mother board might have taken a hit when the power supply went bad. So now I'm ready to purchase a new MB but I have a couple of question I need to have answered before I buy one.

1. What are the chances of something else being wrong after I change the MB? I mean like the processer (intel) or mem cards or other drives. I don't want to spend more then what I could get a new system for. I have already saved all the data file from the hard drive to a differnt one so I know the hard drive seems to be good.

2. They also told me that I might have to reinstall window after putting in the new MB. What about the other things like dos and that stuff?


Please help me if you have had this problem before. Or if you have any input that might help me out.

Thanks Dave
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I've had a PS go bad and destroy a MB on one computer and the video card , modem, and Mb on another computer. Also had one fry only the sound card so you never know what could be bad in the computer until you test all the components. I have had a dozen PS's go bad and that was all that was bad on the computers. The problem is having the resources to check all the hardware. I keep lots of the old hardware around just for this reason.

If yours is the celeron 1.8 processor, cost wise you might be better to think about a newer computer or buying a barebones kit and putting what hardware you have from the emachines to the kit. Tiger direct has some pretty good deals on some kits right now.

http://www.tigerdire...lc.asp?CatId=31

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In your opion what do you think the chances of the processer being bad? I really am in no place to spend alot of money right now. But I need this system running.

Should I take my chances and just get a MB and then keep my fingures crossed? I found one for $59.99 but don't want to waste the money if the processer is bad. :whistling:
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I cannot say that the processor is unharmed because i have no waty to check it. I have not had a bad processor in the dozens of computers i have seen damaged. It may be some people have had their processors damaged, i don't know, but i have not had one yet. The problem is if more than the Mb is damaged a good barebones kit woill be cheaper than replacing parts one by one as you find them. The good part of this is that emachines usually have on-board video and on-board sound so these get replaced along with the MB.

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Okay

Thanks for all of your help. I just kinda wanted an idea of the chances of it being bad. I am going to go ahaed and and replace the MB. Yes this board does have the on-board video and sound .

Thanks again for all of your help. Is there anything else I should know before I start the swap?
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