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Fried motherboard

By cLeBlanc
Jul 30, 2007
  1. Hi,
    I was given an eMachines T3256 computer from a friend who hadn't used it in 2 and a half years. The moniter turned on, but I couldn't get the computer to start up.

    I took it in and payed $40 for them to tell me that I had a fried motherboard.

    I am totally clueless when it comes to this stuff...can anyone suggest a reasonably priced, compatable motherboard?

    Also, would I need any other components to get the computer to start?
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You will probably need a power supply too. An XP install CD will be needed. You will have to format the 160GB hard drive and install Windows XP fresh. As far as motherboards, if you plan to use the old CPU and memory the hunt might be tough. If you plan to upgrade the processor and memory, the choice is much easier...

    Read some of the eMachines posts in this forum. They will give you some more info
     
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