Computer will not turn on at all
Posted 29 August 2007 - 07:01 PM
Posted 30 August 2007 - 05:12 AM
If this is an eMachines computer, this is a common symptom that the board is toast.
It's also a sign that the board is toast in most other brands as well
Posted 30 August 2007 - 05:03 PM
Recommended to replace the motherboard and the power supply. Whatever mainboard you go with it will be better than the one it came with.
Posted 30 August 2007 - 07:30 PM
Posted 31 August 2007 - 04:27 PM
However since this machine came with a Celeron processor, while you can drop it into a new board it's not exactly going to set the world on fire performance wise whatever you use. The memory's slow, the processor's slow and the machine, in common with most eMachines of this generation, was basically probably the cheapest thing on the market at the time.
In my experience, you often find that the Windows installation is heavily damaged (which you only notice when you try to repair the installation which you would need to do with a Windows CD when you obtain a new board) and it won't repair. Then you have no choice but to wipe it. Then you sometimes find out the hard drive is dying anyway as its been shot by the Bestec power supply.
Unfortunately this is the reality of life with an eMachines computer. Cheap at the time, it lasts three years at best and then the power supply burns the rest of the components.
http://www.techspot....topic62782.html might be of interest on this issue as well just to prove I'm not making this up.
Edited by Neil Jones, 31 August 2007 - 04:28 PM.
Posted 01 September 2007 - 06:01 AM
I ended up buying a new Gateway computer, and salvaging the hard drive before it would have been burned out too!
The power supplies are junk! Thats why you probably only paid $199 on Black Friday for it
Posted 02 September 2007 - 07:22 AM
Posted 02 September 2007 - 09:27 AM
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