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E Machine that won't post


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Janis

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I rescued an E Machine from the recycle bins just for parts. Before starting to take it apart, I wondered if it would boot up. It doesn't post. First what makes it an E machine as opposed to any other pc? I know the power is good, everything looks clean, nice looking HS/Fan Athlon processor DVD writer. Can this system be rescued or should I could back to plan A, salvaging parts?

Edited by Janis, 10 April 2005 - 11:30 PM.

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For your first question, Emachines are a value computer. By this I mean that, for someone who doesnt want to spend alot of money on a computer for just basic needs would most likely buy one of these computers. Most of the time they come with a Celron/Durnron CPUs.

Now for the problem, it could be that someone messed up a BIOS update. But since I dont have the chance to look at the computer, this is my best guess. Head over to there website to see if there is a way to reload the orgrinal BIOS. The only motherboard that allows for a crash free BIOS is Asus. Or you can also try another motherboard from a different computer. Also check the RAM. Hope that this helps.
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It might look clean, but does it have any ram in it?

Check all the jumpers etc, make sure it's configured with all peripherals disconnected, including the hard disk; then try to get a post beep.

If you tried everything, then it could be power supply, mainboard, cpu or ram fault, or possibly all of the above.

See: Lightning :tazz:

Edited by Congo, 11 April 2005 - 09:46 AM.

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No say id just mess around with the basics see how it goes if not use it for spares really
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