eMachine motherboard replacement HELP Please?

By EzTechGuy
Jul 13, 2005
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  1. Fota

    Fota Newcomer, in training

  2. Fota

    Fota Newcomer, in training

    BOM for : T2862
    Part Category Description Part Number
    Speaker: SPEAKER,SP-30A(AMP)(blk fabric)-NO LOGO 100706
    HDD: HDD,60GB 7200rpm
    Keyboard Model: KB,9908,EN104K,PS/2,EMA CH-Gray/Blk-key 2422
    Power Supply: PS, 250 WATT 100744
    Multimedia Reader: MEDIA READER,NEXGEN3 8IN1 IOI ASEM100712RD
    Video: Video, integrated
    Chassis: Chassis,Nexgen 3&3LC MAIN FRAME
    CPU Fan Type: FAN,H/S CEL +3.2 478P TAISOL CEP459101A6
    MB: MB,SEABREEZE INTEL 101776
    CPU: CPU,CEL 2.66 478P F533 CLDPS-330
    ODD1: COMBO,NXGN3LC CDRW48X24X48+DVD16X 100521
    Memory: Mem, DDR-RAM 256MB (MAX. 2GB)
    Modem: MODEM,FAX CONEXANT V92 56K RD01D850 WELL 101198
    Mouse: MOUSE,SILVER WHEEL, BLACK GLOSS NO LOGO 100704
    LAN: LAN, 10/100 Integrated
    Suggested Upgrade or Replacement Products Available
    Part Category Description Part# Price
    Network Cards 10 / 100 LAN Adapter PSEMLNE100TX 29.95
    Video Controller ATI RADEON 9250SE 128MB DDR DVI/TV-OUT PCI VAPCAR92128P 99.95
    DVD +/- RW eMachines 16X Dual Layer Format DVD Writer DVEM100686RW 129.95
    Memory eMachines 1GB DDR RAM Upgrade ME102DDR2700 149.95
    Memory eMachines 256MB DDR RAM Upgrade ME256DDR2700 49.95
    CDROM/CDRW eMachines 48X CDROM - Nexgen CDEM1669S48X 49.95
    Memory eMachines 512MB DDR RAM Upgrade ME512DDR2700 79.95
    Floppy Drive Ext. USB Floppy Drive 2X Titanium NBACFDUSBTM2 49.95


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  3. Milwaukean

    Milwaukean Newcomer, in training Posts: 22

    Huh? Says who? I replaced both power supply, fan and Mobo and used the same CPU with emachines PC. Every single other thing remained same. It works fine now. Mine was T2692 working at 2.6 GHz.
  4. jeremydg

    jeremydg Newcomer, in training

    More HELP PLEASE

    Okay guys!! I have replaced the motherboard and HD, and I am running into the same problem.

    Specifically, the machine boots, goes to the windows starting screen, then blue screens for half a second and reboots.

    If I boot in safe mode it runs through a long string of sys files and hangs up on mup.sys. I can not get windows to boot.

    Is it my restore CD? Maybe the CPU? The CPU is recognized in the BIOS, like all my drives, so I am not sure what is wrong. Any ideas?
  5. GeekieNick101

    GeekieNick101 Newcomer, in training Posts: 524

    I had an Emachines t2642 and my motherboard went alittle after the computer was 2 years old. So yeah I dont recommend them. Also I find some flaws in Dell systems as well

    1: WOREST TECH SUPPORT EVER!!! (and its even in INDIA :knock: )

    2: Horrible design they are almost imposible at upgrading the Vedio cards without having to put a new power supply in and sometimes the powersupply is too strong for the motherboard so you need a new power supply and a motherboard)

    But yes if your only going to use it for internet and like word proccessing and your really good at comptuers and dont need tech support at $299 its a steal
  6. Milwaukean

    Milwaukean Newcomer, in training Posts: 22

    Once you replaced mobo, you have to reinstall Windows. Put your original (NOT replacement CD) Windows CD and restart. Let the System figure out by itself and it will reinstall windows. Your original emachines 'system replacement' CDs are no more useful for you except when you need drivers for your devices. So install windows back and let it run. It can take up to 40 min to do this installation.

    Next, see control panel - system and hardware and device manager. If any devices are shown with "?" then put your original CDs in and let windows get the driver files (ONLY) from this CDs. Do NOT do the system replacement. It will screw up the windows installation you first put.

    That is how I did for my machine. If any drivers were not found, for example the sound card, etc I downloaded drivers from websites. BTW the software like MS-Office etc remained on HDD and did not have to worry. Windows when installed, figured those out easily. May be instead of reinstall windows does the repair job but whatever it is, it figures out stuff for you.

    Good luck!
  7. Fota

    Fota Newcomer, in training

    Did you resolve your motherboard problems?

    I have purchased a similar sized motherboard with entirely different chipset and performed a repair installation with someone's winXP disk. Saved everything and did not have to call microsoft to verify the repair (i.e., in-place) installation either.

    F. Fota
  8. LadyHam

    LadyHam Newcomer, in training

    emachine tech reply

    Have a 3 year old emachine that got fried by power surge; son did new case, mobo, processor, graphics card, power supply, etc. Hard drive seemed to be OK, but ended up talking to 6 people from Microsoft. They finally sent me to emachines. Tech told me that reason Win XP would not re-activiate is because would have had to use another emachine mobo. Hard drive will not recognize the new board. He suggested I buy a whole new copy of WIN XP and install it. Claimed even the emachine "restore disk" would not work--which I never got to begin with! This stinks! Have already put $220.00 into this revamp. Have said all this to ask this--if I buy an "Upgrade WIN XP" and use my old WIN 98 SE disk when it is asked for during install; will this work instead of a full copy? Would appreciate any thoughts. Thanx.
  9. LadyHam

    LadyHam Newcomer, in training

    emachine tech reply

    Have a 3 year old emachine that got fried by power surge; son did new case, mobo, processor, graphics card, power supply, etc. Hard drive seemed to be OK, but ended up talking to 6 people from Microsoft. They finally sent me to emachines. Tech told me that reason Win XP would not re-activiate is because would have had to use another emachine mobo. Hard drive will not recognize the new board. He suggested I buy a whole new copy of WIN XP and install it. Claimed even the emachine "restore disk" would not work--which I never got to begin with! This stinks! Have already put $220.00 into this revamp. Have said all this to ask this--if I buy an "Upgrade WIN XP" and use my old WIN 98 SE disk when it is asked for during install; will this work instead of a full copy? Would appreciate any thoughts. Thanx.
  10. Fota

    Fota Newcomer, in training

    Motherboard woes?

    If the hard drive is OK, you can find eMachine motherboards on eBay for about $45 - $90. With the eMachine motherboard installed, you will have to perform a repair installation of Windows XP (Note: Not from the recovery console. Hit F8 to install windows and choose the repair option.). You will need a Windows XP disk with the same version of Windows XP as installed on your machine. You may be able to recover as if nothing happened. However, if the eMachine board you purchase is significantly different, you will need to perform the repair installation and activate the software. I performed the repair installation switching between an eMachine FIC motherboard with VIA chipset to an MSI motherboard with NVidia nForce2 chipset. My activation did not require a call to microsoft. The restore disks will work (this may be your only option if the hard disk is corrupt). Again, if the eMachine board you purchase is significantly different, you will still need to perform the repair installation.

    F. Fota
  11. Fota

    Fota Newcomer, in training

    Motherboard Woes?

    If the hard drive is OK, you can find eMachine motherboards on eBay for about $45 - $90. With the eMachine motherboard installed, you will have to perform a repair installation of Windows XP (Note: Not from the recovery console. Hit F8 to install windows and choose the repair option.). You will need a Windows XP disk with the same version of Windows XP as installed on your machine. You may be able to recover as if nothing happened. However, if the eMachine board you purchase is significantly different, you will need to perform the repair installation and activate the software. I performed the repair installation switching between an eMachine FIC motherboard with VIA chipset to an MSI motherboard with NVidia nForce2 chipset. My activation did not require a call to microsoft. The restore disks will work (this may be your only option if the hard disk is corrupt). Again, if the eMachine board you purchase is significantly different, you will still need to perform the repair installation.

    F. Fota
     
  12. eagledave

    eagledave Newcomer, in training

    e-machine tech

    I am an e-machine tech.
    You can replace the mobo with the same thing but then you have to tatoo the new board with the info so the recover disks recognize it. And true your recovery cds will not work on any other board. Under warranty if I have to replace with a new board, they will send me out the new board along with a Ghost CD that has everything for the new board.
  13. Milwaukean

    Milwaukean Newcomer, in training Posts: 22

    Really?

    My emachines died (well it was sort of dying for a few weeks) and I put in the local store Mobo (ASUS brand and paid $60). It works OK now. Once an emachine mobo dies what is the use of putting another emachines mobo? I am glad I did not use the same kind of mobo.

    I also replaced power supply and fan for CPU. All inclusive my cost was something like < $100. $60 mobo, 450W power supply like $25 and fan like $7 or so. All is well for now. I installed everest software to see my PC temperatures. It regularly shows that temps of CPU and chassis go above 37 degrees C which is usually high.

    But as long as the system keeps working, I do not care about what temperatures the CPU and chassis show. BTW the mobo was socket 478 and I bought the same socket mobo and used the same CPU. All I did, after replacing mobo was to insert the WinXP CD and let it configure itself. A few drivers were installed for the emachines devices from the restore CD emachines provided. It took about 2 hours for the entire thing.

    Did *NOT* have to format HDD and all software and files I had before remained the same. Not a worry at all. This includes DSL software from SBC and when ready, the DSL modem connected itself with ease. Not a bit of change required. I also bought a cheapo router from CompUSA ($15) and installed it to work with the same mobo and PC. My laptop connects to this cheapo router fine and all is perfect.

    What gives you the impression that mobo change will *NOT* work? If it worked for me, it should work for anyone else.

    Lesson learned :- For the tempting price of $199 or so do NOT ever buy emachines. It is a plain waste of $. Well I paid $199 and now another $100 so I am still OK about price.
  14. DPDISXR4Ti

    DPDISXR4Ti Newcomer, in training

    Another T2682 MoBo failure

    I've got an eMachines T2682 with a failed MoBo. I believe the HD is fine, so I'm hoping I can bring it back by just swapping in a new MoBo and power supply (just to be safe). My concern, confirmed by this thread, is Windows XP not allowing the system to boot up with the new board.

    I have not yet purchased a new mobo, and I want to make the best choice . Those of you who have been successful, what specific mobo have you used as a replacement? The ID printed on the actual failed mobo is Imperial GV 20030812 and I understand it uses the Intel 845 chipset. Do I need to find something that also uses the 845 chipset? What is the key to success here?

    Thanks,
    Brad
  15. grnmtndj

    grnmtndj Newcomer, in training

    My problem is exactly the same as DPDISXR4Ti , don't want to run into the same problem again. So I just want to replace the mobo with one that the RAM- pc2100, and CPU will just drop in, and the rest I can take care of. But I want it to work. Any proven suggestions for a replacement mobo will be greatly appreciated. I have somewhere in the ballpark of 65 dollars to play with, but of course, less would be better.....LOL.
    Thanks, I do have to say that the threads on this site are VERY VERY helpful, and I have placed this into my Favorites and deleted all other tech sites.
    Keep up all the good work..........And thank you so MUCH!!!!!!
  16. DPDISXR4Ti

    DPDISXR4Ti Newcomer, in training

    The problem with these Imperial GV mobo's (aside from the fact that they are utter GARBAGE!), is that they are getting old now. Apparently they were already old when eMachines must have purchased a truckload of them and subsequently dumped them on us.

    An excellent choice for a plug-n-play MB would have been this one, but they are discontinued and nobody has any left in stock. (Trust me, I searched)
    http://shop.bluecollarcomp.com/prod...d=276&osCsid=9397ca264ef3de25f96505b178679031

    So upon recommendation from a knowledgeable source, I recently (yesterday) gave up and purchased this one:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813130490

    At $45, it's cheaper and "better", and I understand it will be "restore-disk compatible", so I shouldn't need to buy a new copy of XP to get it going. I don't quite understand all of that, but I guess I'll be figuring it out soon.

    That's all I tell you at this point....
  17. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,748   +156

    I have an Emachines AMD Athlon 2800+ T2865 that is totally "dead". I am going to replace the motherboard with a miniATX AMD Foxconn board and replace the Power Q 250 watt power supply, with an FSP Group 300 watt. The only thing left of the original Emachines system is the case, memory, CPU, CD Burner and the 160GB Western Digital hard drive. The Foxconn will accept the CPU and memory from the old FIC AU31 POS motherboard... Hopefully the memory and CPU are good. The only real way to test these, is to replace them...

    To heck with restore-disc compatibility... You will say this too, when you find that the Emachines restore disc is virtually useless with exact Emachines replacment parts
  18. Rick#1

    Rick#1 Newcomer, in training

    HELLO EVERYONE!!!!!! Yes, You Can Put A New Motherboard On An E-machines!!!!

    GUYS! YESSSSSSS! YOU CAN CHANGE THE MOTHERBOARD ON A E-MACHINES, IM USING MY COMPUTER TO POST THIS MESSAGE. I RECENTLY BOUGHT A NEW MOTHERBOARD FROM NEWEGG.COM. I INSTALLED IT, AND THE SYSTEM WORKS BETTER THAT EVER. MY SYSTEM IS NOW FASTER THAN BEFORE. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BUY THE SAME MOTHERBOARD. ANY MOTHER THAT HAS A 478 SOCKET WITH A FSB OF 400MHZ OR HIGHER WILL WORK PERFECTLY. IF YOU DONT BELEIVE ME. PLEASE ASK ANY QUESTIONS. I WILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO HELP YOU. SO NOW MY COMPUTER IS NO LONGER A T2682 E-MACHINES, BUT A COMPUTER THAT I CREATED BUT WITH A NEW MOTHERBOARD AND IT WORKS GREAT. SO DONT GIVE UP!!!!!!!!!!! AND AGAIN YES YOU CAN PUT A NEW MOTHERBOARD ON ANY E-MACHINES AN MAKE IT BETTER THAN EVER. ALSO ONE MORE THING THE MOTHERBOARD IS AN ASUS MOTHERBOARD AND IT ONLY COST ME $45.
  19. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,748   +156

    Good work Rick#1,
    I've been saying the same thing for weeks :) I do this all the time with Emachines systems. There's only one Emachines power supply that needs to be replaced along with the motherboard, that I've seen.

    Is the CapsLock key stuck on your Emachines keyboard?
  20. GeekieNick101

    GeekieNick101 Newcomer, in training Posts: 524

    Yeah but you have to buy a new copy of widnows dont you?
  21. Rick#1

    Rick#1 Newcomer, in training

    Thanks!! Tmagic650
    To be honest I recenty bought a new Keyboard. However, the e-machines keyboards seems ok.
  22. DPDISXR4Ti

    DPDISXR4Ti Newcomer, in training

    Okay, I've got a machine that is finally powering up (needed to replace power supply, mobo, processor, and keyboard). Upon power-up now, I'm being asked whether I want to start Windows in Safe Mode or "Start Windows Normally". I was going to just try "Normally" but didn't want to take a step that sent me down the wrong path. Advice?

    TIA,
    Brad
  23. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,748   +156

    That's easy... Start Windows normally :)
  24. DPDISXR4Ti

    DPDISXR4Ti Newcomer, in training

    Well, so much for "Starting Windows Normally". I didn't really expect it to work - it tries, and then I get this message...

    "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer." blah, blah, blah...

    Same deal if I try to boot up in Safe mode.

    A suspect the "problem" is more of an artificial one, caused by Win XP thinking I'm trying to run on a new (unlicensed) machine.

    Who can guide me on next steps?
  25. TerrTech

    TerrTech Newcomer, in training

    It can be done

    Just serviced the same yesterday eMachine 2642 client brought it in dead MB the model of the board was Mat,NO 143159 Imperial_GV 20030812. Simple solution was to pull board matched it with a Foxconn 661MXPro which is a MATX form factor dropped right in no problem.

    Having said that only 2 issues #1 being the OEM O/S in this case XP Home and client could'nt find CD and #2 the Foxconn Board does not have a pizeo speaker no biggie.

    To work around the OEM Install O/S I did a inplace upgrade install of XP which required a reregistration of the O/S again no biggie everything is working well now client is happy.

    What I did notice with the eMachine was the underpowered PSU only 250watts that could become a problem as well because of the OEM Intel processors they cheap out on the heatsink fan combo.

    Cheers:
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