My pc is almost impossible to find cheap replacement parts because they are so outdated. Heres the thing, I found me exact motherboard MSI MS-7184 for 59 dollars from a place called OEMzone.() or something but it was taken from an HP machine and the only difference I saw after days of looking was that it has one more port on the i/o panel, its right between the USB/LAN jack and the speaker/mic ports. Its called SPDIF-Out heres the specs for the one thats 59 dollars. http://h10025.www1.h...n...lc=en&cc=us
I contacted the oemzone sales email and told them my model of pc and asked questions. Anyways, they replied with the only mobo thats compatible with my model emachine T6524 is THIS
And they did say it was part number 104571. I did research and the mobo in my pc is MS-7184 part #104571 MBEM104571MS. It seems pretty specific.. They were selling it for $149 (even though it wasn't listed on their site) but the link above for compusa parts was $95 and another place for $99. Seems very expensive for a motherboard bought in 2005/2006... I know its possible to replace a motherboard on my machine, even with an entirely different mobo.. What's everyone's take on this? I would like to replace with same mobo so I don't have to deal with reinstalling windows. My computer didnt come with a win cd. What other mobo's could I use? But it has to be 24.4cm x 24.4cm so It would fit with no hassel :/ Thank you !!