EMachines...

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ameilius, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. ameilius

    ameilius OSNN Addict

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    i know i know - junk - lol

    but heres the issue im having...

    no video - computer not posting..... as soon as you put power to the power supple, the cpu fan and power supply fan spin - theres no way to cut it off - its like the power switch is ineffective... i tried a brand new power supply, no prevail ---

    i tried resetting the cmos - changed the jumpers to clear the bios

    still the same thing - i even tried disconnecting the on/off switch and shorting it with a screw driver - and im still getting no posting

    ideas?
     
  2. ameilius

    ameilius OSNN Addict

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    ok - little update....

    ide cable connected to hard drive - no drive spin
    as soon as i disconnected the ide cable from the hard drive - drive spins up

    i tried with the cdrom chain, and same issue

    bad mobo?
     
  3. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    sounds more like a bad IDE controller...

    leave the cable off and see if you can get a post without the cable on..

    then write back..
     
  4. ameilius

    ameilius OSNN Addict

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    i disconnected the cdrom chain and hard drive - both from the mobo itself...

    video wont even power up - monitor goes to sleep

    no beeps etc - fans run normally....
     
  5. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    Hate to say it, it does sound like the mobo...

    If I were you, I would consider keeping the HD and trying to move data off of it...

    you can get a cheap PC for around $400 now...
     
  6. ameilius

    ameilius OSNN Addict

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    yeaaaa - figured that was the case ---

    thanks for your time bro!
     
  7. lancer

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    emachines always go because of the mobo, when i worked in the geek squad this was always the reason for them dying, everytime...
     
  8. ameilius

    ameilius OSNN Addict

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    i agree - i work in a tech shop - ...

    oddly enough - the other computer i was working on had a shot mobo as well - swollen capacitors - haha

    they junk

    arent they refurbs? - i heard that somewhere
     
  9. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    I dont know if they are all refurbs, but I know they are almost exclusively proprietary to work with one chipset, for one type of CPU, and mostly only one bank of DIMMs

    short answer: they blow donkey ballz...

    I would try your hard drive in another emachines of the same model (if available)

    Good luck!

    and welcome to OSNN! Only because I have never seen you post, I see you have 32 posts now. :)
     
  10. ameilius

    ameilius OSNN Addict

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    thanks again :nervous:

    and yes - i concur - emachines = junk
     
  11. lancer

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    there're not refurbs as a rule, although many stores including best buy will sell a recon unit as new.

    Also they are very suseceptable to power surges, the psu is ****.
     
  12. ameilius

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    ahh ok

    i thought i might have read somewhere that all their parts are refurbs

    which in theory, would explain the poop quality - lol
     
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