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Emachine not working

By rimaxse
Oct 20, 2008
  1. ok i have a emachine t2200. just read that emachines suck. anyways i had this pc for a few years. i already bought a PSU. because i thought that was it. what happen was nothing on the screen just the ring around the power buttom just lite up. i opened it seen a red led on whats does this mean? the only upgrade i done was a video card. that was in for 6 months then the cpu die. (22in acer screen) i mostly do on line shopping email etc. no downloading really. i read that the MOBO are junk. would that fix it?
     
  2. rimaxse

    rimaxse TS Rookie Topic Starter

    anyone??? ttt
     
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,065   +169

    Your motherboard is obsolete... You can rebuild your system for around $275 if you are in the USA. You would need a mini-ATX motherboard and multi-core CPU, DDR2 memory, and a SATA hard drive. You could reuse your CD drive, power supply and case. You will also need a copy of XP
     
  4. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,674

    u do not give any specs on the PSU, and that would be to know. what model?
     
  5. rimaxse

    rimaxse TS Rookie Topic Starter

    its a factory replacement. 250 watt. got it on ebay
     
  6. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,674

    and replace that PSU.
     
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,065   +169

    Yes boost that wimpy OEM 250 watt power supply to a 350 or a 450 watt quality supply
     
  8. rimaxse

    rimaxse TS Rookie Topic Starter

    think about this a its cheap one.... and yes its a emachine one. i had my last one for like 5-6 years


    ww.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=4140520&sku=S445-T5254&SRCCODE=WEM1734C&cm_mmc=Email-_-Main-_-WEM1734-_-nineweeks
     
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,065   +169

    Some eMachines will last years, but when they fail, there is no repairing, only rebuilding or buying a new system. Most home built systems will last about 4 or 5 years. I upgrade my system every 6 months or so now. I had one of my systems last 5 years. I'm replacing an Asus motherboard in a system today. It has been in service since 2001. Some capacitors blew up on the motherboard.

    ...and Rimaxse, post a few more replies and you will be able to post proper links
     
  10. omegafate

    omegafate TS Rookie Posts: 117

    actuallyid just buy the emachines for the parts

    i meen hell for 500 bucks

    u get alot of decent parts

    mainly the

    hard drive

    cpu

    ram

    dvd/cd rom

    including the perifrials

    then buy better parts and build my own pc from thoes if not replace some

    but thats just me
     
  11. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,065   +169

    Yeah $500 for:
    hard drive $45
    CPU $30
    RAM $20
    DVD/CD $25
    Other peripherals $50

    $200 worth of parts for $500... such a deal :)
     
     
  12. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

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